Posted on Mon, Dec. 19, 2011
March 10: Legislators hit hardest the pocketbooks of state workers, college students March 10: Legislature approves $70 billion budget March 10: Auto insurance group strokes $100k check to Rick Scott as he pushes PIP, bashes special interests March 9: Legislature approves Medicaid plan derided by counties March 9: Medicaid vote a tough call for Democrats March 9: Senate president agrees to study economic incentives March 8: Tea Party defends counties in Medicaid billing dispute March 8: Brody claims bill, 10 others, pass House after compromise over fees March 8: Last-minute amendment could provide $800 million in tax relief for business March 8: Last-minute insurance tax break surfaces March 8: Lawyer opts to scrap all fees in order to pass Brody claims bill March 7: Democrats say budget shortchanges schools March 7: Alex Penelas confirms to Spanish-language radio that he's considering run against David Rivera March 7: Legislature OKs state pension chief's plan to expand limit on special investments March 6: Breaking down judge's ruling against Florida's pension law March 6: Scott and Haridopolos full of spite for Fulford's ruling March 6: Scott blasts court ruling, promises 'swift appeal' March 6: UPDATED County commissioner slams Miami-Dade legislative delegation for Jackson cuts; delegation chairman says cuts could have been worse March 6: State prepared to spend $800,000 to defend itself in pension appeal March 6: Judge rules against the state, calls breach of contract 'unconstitutional taking'
| Video March 6: Sen. Alexander: Doesn't matter what judge says on pensions, budget stands March 6: Genshaft delivers rosy wrap-up of Legislative budget issues March 5: Video: Budget Wrap-up March 5: In last-minute deal, House eases costs in USF Poly split March 5: House passes $10.75 million claims bill for Eric Brody March 5: Judge to rule Tuesday whether legislators dug a $2 billion budget hole or not March 4: Grounded by Rick Scott, Cabinet members learn how to travel Florida without a state plane March 3: State budget talks move forward March 2: House approves PIP reform March 2: Lawmakers defend JD Alexander over Polk County road deal March 2: Lawmakers to hammer out budget issues, deliberate parent trigger this weekend March 2: Lawmakers angry over decision to shut inmate re-entry centers in Broward, Manatee March 1: Road JD Alexander fought for tucked into state budget March 1: Everglades may get boost from lawmakers March 1: 'Real divides' in health care budget slowing budget progress March 1: As USF leaders wrestle with budget cuts, students protest outside March 1: Haridopolos claims victory on Dillon claims bill March 1: House, Senate agree on PreK-12 budget March 1: Medicaid billing fight could cost Florida counties Feb. 28: Video: JD Alexander And Mike Haridopolos Discuss Budget Negotiations Feb. 28: Frustrated Grimsley says budget talks have collapsed with Senate Feb. 27: Adkins can't add sharing language into charter school bill -- yet Feb. 27: Healthcare groups ramp up criticism of proposed hospital cuts Feb. 27: Budget talks underway, informally and privately Feb. 24: House passes bill compensating William Dillon for 27 years in prison Feb. 24: Genshaft on Thursday's Senate budget vote: "Moving in the right direction" Feb. 23: Senate votes to create 12th university Feb. 23: Senate votes to restore a total of $46 million back to USF Feb. 23: Bipartisan Senate okays budget, adds 'turkeys' Feb. 23: Lynn grilled on university system budget cuts, 12th university Feb. 23: New tax cut carved out for Canadian billionaire's slaughterhouse in Marion Co. Feb. 23: Elections watchdogs wary of big budget hit, though a fix may come Feb. 23: Under substitute amendments signed by Alexander, USF would get some money back Feb. 21: Report: State university system has $80 billion economic impact Feb. 21: Norman gaining signatures on USF funding amendment Feb. 20: As Genshaft and Alexander talk, Norman plans back-up amendment Feb. 20: Sen. Alexander and USF Pres. Genshaft to face off Feb. 17: House subcommittee passes 16 of 17 claims bills Feb. 17: Gov. Rick Scott mulls moving forward with prison privatization despite Senate rejection Feb. 16: Lawsuit filed to keep Hillsborough prison open Feb. 16: "Robbing Peter to pay Paul?": Money from online taxes could go to new biz tax cutsLegislators want more i Feb. 15: Senators pull plan to hold $25 mill "contingency" from USF Feb. 15: Senate committee agrees to keep prison in Jefferson County open Feb. 15: Rep. Cruz: Alexander targeted USF Feb. 15: Gov. Scott's biz tax-cut plan clears House Feb. 15: Norman blasts Lynn over higher ed cuts Feb. 15: After dying in House, Constitutionally-questionable drug-testing bill revived Feb. 15: Committee votes to impose full cigarette tax on roll-your-own machines Feb. 15: USF Poly drama heating up as Senate budget committee gets underway Feb. 14: Senate plan includes big cuts to mental health programs Feb. 14: Miami lawmakers push claims bill for 14-year-old boy Feb. 14: After parliamentary bout of grandstanding, House advances Scott's biz tax cuts Feb. 14: House panel kills controversial charter school proposal Feb. 14: Bill to privatize prisons dies in Senate Feb. 13: Prison privatization alive in Senate -- but just barely
| And how they voted. Feb. 13: House Democrats urge Speaker to move on Brody, Dillon claims bills Feb. 13: USF gets disproportionate cut in Senate budget recommendations Feb. 11: Its rich vs. super rich in boat battle Feb. 11: Tallahassee tax cuts put squeeze on cities Feb. 9: Negron gets support for bill to repeal ballot access of budget and tax commissions Feb. 9: Gov. Scott announces $45 million petroleum expansion for Port of Tampa Feb. 9: House passes spending plan Feb. 8: Senate budget calls for more local funding, less state money for hospitals Feb. 8: House won't give PECO funds to traditional public schools Feb. 8: Florida House: School districts should cut salaries, not close schools Feb. 7: Miami-Dade college president deems budget allocation process unfair Feb. 7: Senate recommends 3 percent tuition hike for workforce education, colleges Feb. 7: The Senate wants to boost school spending, too Feb. 6: Senators reject efforts to repeal so-called 'nuclear tax' Feb. 6: Floridians oppose cutting hospital funding, industry group says Feb. 2: Bills to tax online sales advance in Senate Feb. 2: Penny pinching? Or publicity stunt? Feb. 2: Healthcare reform saved Floridians $142 million, feds say Feb. 2: Educators, healthcare workers say state should increase revenue, not cut spending Feb. 1: Gov. Scott "extremely disappointed" in opponents of prison privatization, cites pension fund as a reason for the plan Feb. 1: Fasano is removed as chairman of budget committee for opposing prison plan Jan. 31: Lawmaker pitches school tax swap Jan. 25: Florida hospitals bracing for more Medicaid cuts Jan. 25: House higher education plan includes tuition increases, budget cuts Jan. 20: Jackson Health System projects that it could run out of cash this summer Jan. 19: Bill would allow Florida to sell naming rights to state-owned facilities Jan. 18: Return of prison privatization sets off a furor Jan. 16: Tallahassee battle lines drawn over Internet sales tax Jan. 13: Bad news for school construction Jan. 13: Senate wants a session break to wait for revenues and avoid cuts Jan. 12: Gov. Rick Scotts budget axe targets womens prison in Broward Jan. 11: Scott touts jobs, less taxes, more money for schools Jan. 9: Scotts mission still about jobs Jan. 8: State lawmakers open session facing $2 billion budget shortfall Jan. 7: Gov. Scott will propose closing more prisons Jan. 7: Scott budget plan helps schools, hits hospitals Jan. 5: Police layoffs expected after Miami-Dade commissioners refuse to impose healthcare concessionTop