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The Florida Current reports that the Senate is proposing spending $25 million more than the House for a state scholarship program. Both the House and Senate proposals contain less money than what Gov. Scott recommended for Bright Futures. Read more...

Rep. Cary Pigman has drawn a Democratic challenger for the 2014 election cycle. Read more...

Republican Mike Miller has joined the race for the seat held by Rep. Linda Stewart. Another Republican, Eric Arroyo, has left the race, according to the state Division of Elections. Read more ...

State lawmakers say they will revisit the way safety net hospitals are funded in the budget when conference negotiations begin next week. Read more ...

The eight-member delegation is worried a new funding formula for hospitals will lead to steep cuts in two Jacksonville-area hospitals.

Lawmakers may file more than 2,000 bills to consider during the annual legislative session but there is only one proposal they must pass and send to the governor; and that is a state budget. The 60-day session is a culmination of a year-long process to craft a $75 billion spending plan for government services. Here is a step by step guide of the budget process. Read more...

The state-run insurance company said the plan should save $12 million over five years. Also, Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s clearinghouse is proving popular, but has placed relatively few policies with private companies compared to the large amount of requests for coverage it has received.

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I really like The Florida Current's Evening Edition. We can't be everywhere during the day so having a wrap up of the day's issue is great.

- Marion Hammer
NRA, Unified Sportsman of Florida