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NBC: Florida Legislature Reaches Budget Deal on Big Dollar Items
Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature reached a budget deal on Friday that should allow the 2016 session to end on time.
Bradenton Herald: Florida Legislature’s school budget deal is one more defeat for Gov. Rick Scott
Tallahassee – Florida lawmakers handed yet another defeat to Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday when they agreed to use state tax money and not local property taxes to pay for higher school spending next year.
Bradenton Herald: Capital Buzz: 3 things to watch Monday at the Florida Legislature
With budget negotiations underway, Florida lawmakers return to the Capitol this week ready to head into the final two weeks of their legislative session poised to finish on time. Here are three things to watch on Monday:
Bradenton Herald: Florida 24-hour abortion wait activated
TALLAHASSEE — Effective immediately, women in Florida will have to wait 24 hours and visit a doctor before having an abortion.
Florida Bulldog: Advertising mogul threw fundraiser for chairman’s wife amid Broward Health deals
Just seven weeks after signing a $2.1 million-a-year no-bid contract with Broward Health, advertising executive Jordan Zimmerman threw a political fundraiser for the wife of the hospital district’s chairman.
The Ledger: Winter Haven Police Department seeks national rating
WINTER HAVEN — The Winter Haven Police Department is seeking to regain the national accreditation it lost in 2009.
Tallahassee Democrat: With momentum behind Clinton, Florida primary likely to be ‘final word’
The Democratic presidential nomination race between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton started out as a tight affair.
Sun Sentinel: Some Florida lawmakers want reform of driver’s license suspensions
As the Florida legislative session nears its end, some lawmakers are in a race against time to correct what they say is an injustice to the working poor: the suspension of driver’s licenses for reasons unrelated to driving violations.
Florida Today: Florida legislators reach deal for school money
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators have a deal over how much more money will go to the state’s public schools.
New York Times: Marco Rubio and Donald Trump Open New Fronts in War of Playground Insults
Orlando Sentinel: Florida jobs chief: No incentives means 50,000 jobs lost
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s budget battle turned into a heated war of words Saturday, as the state’s top economic development chief accused the Legislature of costing the state 50,000 potential new jobs.
Herald Tribune: State denies FSA exemption for disabled student
…Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart denied Paula Drew’s request that Maddy be exempted from taking the Florida Standards Assessment due to medical complexities.
WPLG: Early voting begins Monday in Miami-Dade, Monroe counties
Registered voters in Miami-Dade will be able to begin casting ballots as early as 7 a.m. Monday. Early voting will be available in the county through March 13. Click here for more information on hours and locations.
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