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Backroom Briefing: Skewering Trump, Selling Books

August 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
Rick Wilson

Mixed reviews are in for Tallahassee’s number-one “Never Trumper” --- Rick Wilson, who has a new book, “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever.”

$88.7 Billion Budget Signed with Record-Few Vetoes

March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

With a light touch of his veto pen, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a new $88.7 billion state budget, eliminating only $64 million in spending and projects, the lowest total of his seven-plus years as governor.

Backroom Briefing: Environmental Funding Draws Debate

Backroom Briefing: State Spending More than Advertised

July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

An $82.418 billion budget approved by the Legislature in this spring's regular session was the largest in state history.

But the Tallahassee-based group Florida TaxWatch, puts the final number on spending at $85.158 billion.

“Every session, the Legislature makes a relatively small amount of appropriations in other bills, including funding for agencies to implement new programs authorized by the legislation,” TaxWatch said in a release Thursday. “This session, the Legislature took this to a new level, passing 23 bills with nearly $2.5 billion in additional appropriations.”

Scott Vetoes Hit House Projects


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