Tag: Joint Legislative Budget Commission
Palm Beach County Food Bank gets a $1.6M boost, to make permanant a program to feed elementary school children. Image via Facebook.

Michael MolineSeptember 14, 2018
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A leading Senate budget writer claimed vindication Friday in a lingering dispute with House leaders over whether to allow local school boards to capture all of the value of rising property values when setting local tax rates. Rob Bradley, co-chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, underscored the point during a presentation on the state’s three-year fiscal […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 10, 2018
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As Gov. Rick Scott continues to stump for Senate, his influence over policy in the state capital appears to be waning. The latest example of such: incoming Senate President Bill Galvano and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission snubbing Scott’s request to move $58 million from the state’s school safety “guardian program” to hire more campus police officers. “We are less […]

Michael MolineSeptember 4, 2018
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A rules change to help Visit Florida comply with legislatively mandated reporting requirements for big contracts will be ready for the organization’s board of directors next week. State law requires Visit Florida to submit contracts in excess of $750,000 to the Joint Legislative Budget Commission. If the commission’s chair and vice chair — or the Senate […]


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