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Florida Legislative Session 2014: Week Nine
Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Legislature wraps up annual session on time, on Governor’s priorities

By Jack Hebert, FCA Government Affairs Dir. and Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel

(Monday, May 5, 2014, Tallahassee) Florida’s state legislators ended their 2015 regular legislative session late Friday evening, marking the 60th and final day of their annual lawmaking get-together.  With agreement on a record $77.1-billion state government financing plan for the next fiscal year, and after handing Gov. Scott his top priorities – namely a significant increase in K-12 education spending, $500-million in tax relief measures, and a freeze on state university tuition increases – Republican leaders in both the House and Senate sought to help steer Scott in a positive direction as he continues on his reelection march toward November. 

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Florida Legislative Update 2014: Weeks Seven and Eight
Monday, 28 April 2014

FCA Makes Gains as Session Nears End

By Jack Hebert, FCA Government Affairs Dir. and Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel

Tallahassee – After taking a break during week seven for observances for Easter and Passover, the next-to-the-last eighth week of Florida’s annual spring lawmaking session saw a flurry of activity on a number of key proposals.  Budget negotiators also moved closer this weekend to near agreement between the proposed Senate and House spending plans for state government, likely leading to an on-time adjournment on Friday of this week, the last schedule day of the regular 2014 Legislative Session.

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Florida Legislative Update 2104: Week Six
Saturday, 12 April 2014

Committee Work Comes to a Close

Tallahassee – Legislative committees began to wrap up much of their work during week six of this year’s annual lawmaking session.  The focus for the remaining three weeks will now shift to the floor of both the House and the Senate where bills will be heard, debated and voted on in their final form.  During the closing weeks each chamber generally meets in session each day while most remaining committee work centers on the joint conference committee’s budget negotiations.

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Florida Legislative Update 2014: Week Five
Monday, 07 April 2014

Budget Plans Top Agenda at Session Mid-point

Tallahassee – This week saw the 2014 Session reach its midpoint as lawmakers in both the House and Senate devoted much of their time to finalizing and passing each body’s version of a proposed spending plan for state government for the coming fiscal year.  Though both plans passed Thursday share a similar $75-billion bottom line, there are still a number of differences to be resolved when House and Senate negotiators begin their work in conference committees that will start meeting this week.

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Florida Legislative Update 2014: Week Four
Monday, 31 March 2014

Budget Work Continues at Full Speed Ahead

Tallahassee, Monday, March 31 – Unlike many of the past years, Florida’s lawmakers are moving at warp speed to finalize each chamber’s budget proposals, preparing for the ultimate conference committee work to hammer out differences and decide on a final budget for Florida state government’s budget for next year.  Passing a balanced budget is the only task mandated by the state’s constitution that the Legislature must accomplish before adjourning.  Traditionally budget agreements – or perhaps, more notably, disagreements – occupy most of the closing days of the Legislature’s work.  This year, however, with an important election season this fall for the Governor, Cabinet and most members of the House and Senate, lawmakers are interested in resolving their differences and moving on to deal with other issues.

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