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2019 Budget

Governor Ron DeSantis.
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Florida’s budget was made official Friday afternoon, but not before Gov. Ron DeSantis issued vetoes for 25 projects and programs specifically for the Tampa Bay region.

Budget Chiefs Finalize State Spending Plan

May 1, 2019
State Capitol
News Service of Florida

House and Senate budget chiefs agreed Tuesday to a roughly $90 billion budget deal, but lawmakers will not end the 2019 legislative session on time. 

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Legislative budget negotiators have reached a deal to extend the life of the Visit Florida tourism agency, which had been set to expire in October. 

Budget Leads Major Issues In Florida Legislature's Last Week

Apr 28, 2019

The Florida Legislature careens into its final scheduled week with a host of major issues still to be settled, including a roughly $90 billion state budget that is the only bill lawmakers are required to pass.

Lawmakers Edge Closer On Health Budget

Apr 26, 2019

Florida lawmakers are inching closer to reaching agreement on how more than $10 billion in state money should be spent on health and human services. 

Florida’s tourism and marketing agency could be going away if the Florida House has its way. It comes as tourism remains the state’s dominant industry, and the state continues recovering from toxic algae blooms and hurricanes. 

Florida Senate passes $90.3B state budget; House next up

Apr 4, 2019
State Capitol
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The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $90.3 billion budget plan for next fiscal year, while the House began work on its version that is about $400 million less in total spending. 

Inmate Health Costs Drive Up Prison Budget

Feb 5, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to fund the Florida Department of Corrections next year at $2.7 billion, a spending plan that has some criminal-justice reform advocates pointing to struggles facing Florida’s prison system as a result of increased health-care costs. 

DeSantis Goes Light On Medicaid Cuts

Feb 4, 2019

As a congressman, Ron DeSantis carved out a name for himself railing against Medicaid spending.