Legislative Updates
February 9th, 2018
The increase in the governor’s budget for the DOC is mainly seen in specialty correctional institutions, health services, adult male custody operations and basic education skills programs. Equally significant is the proposed increase for salaries and benefits for most security and institutional operations programs.
April 24th, 2017
Click here to access a comparison chart, by services area, of the Executive, House and Senate budget proposals....
January 31st, 2017
The Governor has billed his 2017-18 budget recommendation as the “Fighting for Florida’s Future Budget”.  However, with its emphasis on more tax reductions and subsidies to profitable businesses, the proposal misses opportunities to make greater strategic investments in areas that will drive widespread economic growth. It also further reduces ongoing...
February 22nd, 2016
Empirical research and the experience of states across the nation have shown that tax cuts and business incentives often fail to have a significant impact on economic activity and job creation. Businesses need to rely on high-quality public services such as K-12 and higher education, roads and bridges in good repair and at appropriate capacity and fire protection and police services. Florida’s current budget focus on tax reduction and poorly targeted business incentives reflects a missed opportunity to invest in those services that can generate real, sustainable economic growth and create good paying jobs.
January 22nd, 2016
January 22, 2016 Two bills passed by the Florida Legislature during the first week of Legislative Session have been signed into law by Governor Scott. Senate Bill 672 extends the possibility of a college education for Floridians with developmental or intellectual disabilities and expands the opportunities available for K-12 students...