Articles in Category: 'Amy Baker'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 20, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Florida's politicians are staying mum, but interest on the state's $2 billion unemployment-insurance loans continues to mount.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 15, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida’s budget shortfall hit at least $3.5 billion Tuesday as analysts dialed-back the state’s revenue forecast, saying sluggish tax collections and a still-faltering economy are complicating the balancing act facing Gov.-elect Rick Scott and legislators.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
One of the biggest loss leaders in Florida's deteriorating budget is Medicaid, but, as of now, lawmakers are reluctant to pursue reforms that could save the state billions of dollars.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 8, 2010 4:05 AM

With tax collections slowing, Medicaid costs rising and Florida housing still a mess, state lawmakers may be facing a budget shortfall whose depth is around $3.5 billion next year, analysts said Tuesday.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: September 8, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida’s looming budget shortfall has been shrunk in half by state analysts who credit federal stimulus dollars, years of spending cuts, and Indian gambling money as helping forge a brighter picture – but one that could still leave the state in a $2.5 billion hole.

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 8, 2010 8:22 AM

No Hard Plans Yet for Special Session

Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos said Senate and House leaders are continuing to talk about a potential special session to deal with the economic impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but declined to commit to any plans.

 
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