Florida Legislature

Legislative Session Update
3:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Gaetz: 2014-15 Budget Negotiations

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).
Credit Office of Don Gaetz

State lawmakers are beginning their sixth week of work during the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. During the session, WUWF is checking in with Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).

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Legislative Session Update
1:10 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Gaetz: $74.9 Billion Budget Goes To Appropriations Panel

Credit Office of Don Gaetz

The Florida Legislature is entering the fourth week of the 2014 legislative session and will reach the half-way point on Wednesday, March 26. During the session, WUWF is checking in with Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).

Before exploring what’s ahead, Sen. Gaetz reflects on third week highlights, which includes the Florida Senate’s budget proposal for Fiscal year 2014-2015.

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Performance Based Funding
10:08 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Poor Performance Could Cost UWF

Credit UWF

One of the issues the legislature will take up in this year's session is Performance Based Funding for Florida's Universities.  And, if implemented, the system could cost the University of West Florida a lot of money.

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Florida State of the State
3:41 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Scott Points To Economy, Jobs, and Schools In State Of The State

Credit Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott touted Florida's improving economy in his fourth State of the State Address, which also made a case for re-election as much as it laid out his plan for the final year of his first term.  Any doubts that the 30 minute speech would also serve as the unofficial kickoff to Gov. Scott’s re-election bid were dispelled right out of the gate. The Republican referred to the economy under predecessor Charlie Crist – without mentioning the former Republican who is now running for governor as a Democrat. “Florida was in a hole. Unemployment was around 11%,” said Scott.

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State of the State
9:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Scott To Deliver State Of The State Address

Credit Office of Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will kick off the 2014 legislative session Tuesday by asking legislators to approve his tax cut package and by asking to keep tuition rates low. 

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