The Senate rolled out its push to revamp city and state pension plans, drawing immediate pushback from the states largest law enforcement union.
House Democrats are refusing to take part in what Republican leaders call a 15 percent budget cut exercise, even as committees Tuesday took the first steps toward trimming.
Gov. Rick Scott toured the state Department of Environmental Protection offices Friday and emerged with a book on Florida parks and a vow not to close any of them.
Some of Gov. Rick Scotts most vaunted spending claims faded Wednesday, as the Republican chief executives budget director endured three hours of withering questioning from the Senate Budget Committee.
Rick Scotts $65.9 billion proposed budget drew reviews Tuesday ranging from tepid to downright mean as legislative committees dominated by fellow Republicans got their first look at the new governors first spending proposal.
Theyve already got Rick Scott coming but Tea Party activists are now trying to bring the faux ship Dartmouth out of storage to serve as backdrop for the Republican governors budget rollout next week.
Deeper budget cuts may be needed to satisfy Wall Street, a top senator said Thursday, as a decade of heavy borrowing is forcing a call for higher budget reserves, which now loom as a driver of lawmakers spending decisions.
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida lawmakers are struggling to find dollars to close a $3.6 billion budget shortfall, but a state agency is considering walking away from more than $300,000 in fines owed by almost 300 former public officials.
Gov.-elect Rick Scott spent Sunday night at the Governors Mansion, up early enough to walk his dog Reagan, a yellow labrador, around the grounds. Reagan was obtained from a shelter during the campaign.