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Florida Taxwatch supports a funding increase for state infrastructure

Florida TaxWatch believes the investments in transportation infrastructure provide greater productivity and improved quality of life for all Floridians. Its new report found that Florida…

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Gaetz hopeful lawmakers will hammer out health care solution

Don Gaetz is hopeful that the Florida House and Senate will hammer out a budget in June. The biggest sticking point is how the state…

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Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

From News Service of Florida: Amid a bitter impasse with the Senate about the budget and health-care issues, the House adjourned “sine die” about 1:15…

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Florida Cabinet slows down agency appointments

Capitol watchers were given a glimpse this week of the next chapter in the showdown between the governor and Cabinet members over department-head appointments. Aides…

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Viewpoint: The ‘They changed the formula’ education excuse

By Jac Wilder VerSteeg, Context Florida Florida’s national ranking by Education Week has dropped precipitously, to No. 28. In 2013, Florida was ranked No. 6….

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Florida will have $336 million surplus next year

State lawmakers will have about $336 million extra in the budget year that begins next July, according to a draft state report issued late Wednesday….

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Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July,…

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Net worth up for most Florida lawmakers

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party. Still, those with an…

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State drops voter purge

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida In an election-year turnaround, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is dropping a problematic voter purge aimed at keeping…

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