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Senate budget chiefs told the Florida School Boards Association their priorities for the 2017 session included higher teacher pay, decreased testing and higher accountability for school choice programs.

The governor's office this week issued an annual report on total spending by agency. The current year's numbers are estimations as the fiscal year is only half over but the report also includes actual spending for previous years.

Gov. Rick Scott wrote an op-ed published in USA Today that argues for the repeal rather than "modification" of the Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare.

Gov. Rick Scott will propose a 5 percent pay increase for highway patrol troopers, wildlife officers and state law enforcement agents next year.

State economists talk Medicaid and construction, education officials hold an annual conference and the Supreme Court's nominating commission conducts interviews.

Robert Asencio was officially sworn in to the House of Representatives despite opposition from his general election opponent David Rivera.

[2 updates] The state certified the results of the Nov. 8 general election Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Richard Corcoran says he is will address money in politics though no specifics were provided.

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