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The governor's office has provided written instructions for state agency budget requests for the next fiscal year. Lawmakers will consider those requests in the 2017 session which starts in March.

Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, destroyed Democrat Juan Carlos Cuba, easily winning re-election.

Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, rolled over NPA candidate Nelson Millian, taking home close to 69 percent of the vote.

Two other candidate have joined the House District 88 race: former Delray Beach city commissioner Angeleta Gray and attorney Edwin Ferguson.

Lavigne Kirkpatrick, who chaired the Florida Board of Nursing from 2007 to 2014, has filed to run for the seat currently held by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples.

Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, is now challenged by Democrat Anabella Grohoski Peralta for Senate District 36.

Private attorney and former congressional primary candidate Joe Davidow has entered the race for term-limited Rep. Matt Hudson's seat as a Republican, setting up a primary against former congressional candidate Byron Donalds.

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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...

The Rules

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.

The Rules

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...

The Rules

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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Bill Comparison is here! Our new bill text comparison tool shows text changes in a single view. Spotting changes between bill versions and amendments is easier than ever.

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