Tag: Joint Legislative Budget Commission
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Jim RosicaSeptember 12, 2016
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Florida is likely to basically break even next year in terms of its state budget, lawmakers heard Monday. The Joint Legislative Budget Commission met in the Capitol to hear the latest financial outlook for 2017-18: Present income and outgo estimates leave Florida with a relatively scant $7.5 million left over out of about $32.2 billion in […]

Jim RosicaJuly 18, 2016
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The state of Florida is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit over funding of the state’s court clerks. The Department of Revenue, the Department of Financial Services and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission last month filed a motion to dismiss against Broward County Clerk of Court Howard Forman, according to court dockets. Forman wants a Leon County circuit judge to […]

Jim RosicaMay 17, 2016
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Broward County’s clerk of court is suing the state over the way it funds Florida’s clerks. Howard Forman is asking a Leon County circuit judge to declare “funding of the offices of the clerks of the circuit and county courts performing court-related functions” as unconstitutional, says his lawsuit filed this month. His complaint is against the state’s Department of Revenue, the […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 18, 2015
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House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s criticism of the Department of Economic Opportunity is getting louder. In a pre-session interview with FloridaPolitics.com, Crisafulli said he would be willing to change the state law to make clear that the competitive applications must be ranked by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and that the Department cannot simply review the […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 18, 2015
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House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s criticism of the Department of Economic Opportunity is getting louder. In a pre-session interview with FloridaPolitics.com, Crisafulli said he would be willing to change the state law to make clear that the competitive applications must be ranked by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and that the Department cannot simply review the […]


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