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Police and Fire Officials Blast Pension Bills

Senate Rolls Out Pension Revamp, Draws Cops' Heat

February 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

The Senate rolled out its push to revamp city and state pension plans, drawing immediate pushback from the states largest law enforcement union.

House Dems, Repubs Trade Cyber-Punches as Cuts Begin

February 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Scott: No State Park Will Close

February 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Scott Budget Claims Fade Before Senate Panel

February 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Scott's Budget Looks Like a 'No Sale' to Lawmakers

February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Rick Scott's Budget Ship Sets Sail for Central Florida

February 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

A Decade of Borrowing Could Force Deeper Cuts

January 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Ethics Commission May Walk Away From $300,000 Owed in Fines

January 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

Inaugural Start Chilly Outside, Warm Inside

January 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

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.

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