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Florida budget

  • Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that for the last decade, the state of Florida has reduced per-person spending every year in its budget. This week, Fishkind offers his thoughts on solutions for Florida’s underspending.
  • Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says Governor Rick Scott has a good opportunity to wield his veto pen over the state budget. Putnam weighed in on the budget during a campaign stop in Altamonte Springs Tuesday. He's part way through a bus tour of the state after launching his bid for Governor on the Republican ticket.
  • Florida lawmakers have struck a deal on an 83 billion dollar state budget. They’ll be back on Monday to vote. So who were the big winners and losers? What’s in it for environmental programs, healthcare and education? And what about the cut to the Orange - Osceola County prosecutor’s funding?
  • The University of Central Florida says it’s not giving up in its quest for a downtown Orlando campus, after Governor Rick Scott vetoed $15 million in…