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The Florida Board of Education met to approve the Legislative Budget Request for FY 2017-18 that included $20.9 billion in FEFP funding. The request did not include funding for the controversial Best and Brightest Scholarship program.

The Florida Board of Education approved the 2017-18 Legislative Budget Request that is asking for $1.25 billion in state funding for the Florida College System. Funding for summer enrollment for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships is included in the budget.

Sen. Jeff Clemens takes the SD 31 seat after write-in candidate Jason Swaby withdrew from the race.

Sen. Thad Altman secured House District 52 after write-in candidate Edward Bollinger withdrew.

[2 updates] Moffitt Cancer Center has been awarded the National Cancer Institute's highest designation. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott is allocating another $25 million to battle the Zika virus. Florida has now set aside more than $61 million.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday 79 endorsements for state House and Senate candidates competing in the November election.

Gov. Rick Scott assigned R.J. Larizza the special prosecutor for the case involving Rep. Keith Perry.

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Access various reports and statistics on 2016 House and Senate bills.

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During Interim Committee Weeks, House and Senate will notice meetings 7 days in advance. Refresh your knowledge of committee meeting notice deadlines so you'll know when to expect the information...

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The 2015B special session starts next week. Brush up on some of the legislative rules that will govern the procedures during the next few weeks.

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Florida Senators have filed SBs 14, 16, and 18 -- the first claim bills for the 2016 Session. In accordance with Senate Rule 4.81(2), August 1 is the deadline for filing claim bills.

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As part of planning and budgeting instructions to agencies, the state released its annual calendar of major events for fiscal year 2015-2016. Legislative Budget Request and Capital Improvements...

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The 2015-A special session is less than a week away. Brush up on some of the legislative rules that will govern the procedures during the next few weeks.

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