Florida in focus: Florida budget talks crash over spending dispute

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Tampa Bay Times: As budget talks crash, Corcoran wants ‘continuation’ budget, no new spending A bitter stalemate over spending forced the Legislature to suspend work on a budget Monday, stirring more bad blood among Republicans and putting an on-time adjournment in doubt. Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, bargained […]

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Florida residents pay 6th lowest state taxes; some say burden can be still be lowered

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Florida, News, Taxes  /  1 Comment

By Carrie Salls – Watchdog.org contributor TALLAHASSEE – Florida residents have the sixth lowest state tax burden in the U.S., according to a recent WalletHub report. “Florida has the sixth lowest total tax burden at 6.79 percent mostly because the state has no income tax,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. “One of the advantages is that […]

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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Florida cities closer to banning the bag

By   /  April 17, 2017  /  Florida  /  No Comments

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Environmental groups push bag bans as a necessary planet-saving step. But do they work?

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Florida child welfare providers do more with less, but how much less?

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Florida’s community-based child welfare system is reckoned one of the nation’s best. With insufficient funding, that could change.

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Private nonprofit, for-profit universities could soon get regulatory relief

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, Florida, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

For-profit and private nonprofit colleges and universities offer career-building options separate from traditional public universities. But they’ve been hammered in recent years by harsh regulations.

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