Florida budget woes go from bad to worse after Irma

From The Florida Times-Union: “Hurricane Irma has made worse an already gloomy financial outlook for Florida and will impact the state’s bottom line for years to come. Budget analysts had already predicted a $1.6 billion budget shortfall by 2020, caused by spending decisions in Tallahassee … Click here to read more

Florida Legislature will return to Tallahassee for special session June 1-20

From The Florida Times-Union: “Approving a balanced budget is the Legislature’s only requirement each year. But the regular session ended in an impasse with the House leaving 3½ days earlier than the scheduled May 1 final day because of a fight with the Senate over Medicaid expansion … Click here to read more