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Lawmakers convene for the fourth week of session. Budget chairs release their 2017-18 budget proposals.

The Florida House released a schedule for the budget process that shows the chamber tentatively scheduled to vote on its plan April 13.

Democrat Ray Guillory has filed for a rematch against Republican Rep. Frank White in House District 2.

Democrat Christopher Smutko, a teacher from the Tampa Bay area, has filed to run against Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, in 2018.

Carlos Gobel has filed for HD 115 in 2018, joining two other GOP candidates for the seat.

Democrat Rubin Anderson, whose failure to qualify for SD 30 in 2016 led to a lawsuit challenging Sen. Bobby Powell's seat, has filed to run again in 2018.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who would play a key role in gaining federal support, said Senate President Joe Negron's South Florida water storage plan would decimate farming communities in the region.

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The Rules

Access various reports and statistics on 2016 House and Senate bills.

The Rules

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.

The Rules

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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Leon County