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6:18 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Capital Report: 02-09-2012

The Florida House Thursday passed a $69.2 billion proposed budget. It cuts payments to hospitals, directs more money to classrooms and increases tuition rates for college students. The House is ahead of the Senate in crafting a state spending plan for next year.  Senate budget subcommittees are still finalizing their recommendations. And James Call tells us, leading lawmakers predict there will be a robust discussion of certain items when the budget proposal makes it to the Senate floor.

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2:29 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Perspectives: Cars Optional

The “Moving Tallahassee-Cars Optional” plan aims to give Capital City residents more transportation choices with minimal impact on personal motor vehicle traffic flow.  Tallahassee City Commissioner Mark Mustian, City Public Works Director, Gabe Menendez, Cherie Bryant with the Tallahassee/Leon County Planning Department, and Capital City Cyclist Karen Loewen have the details.

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6:36 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Capital Report: 02-08-2012

Today’s (Wednesday’s) Florida House Session was a marathon.  Tom Flanigan reports members kicked things off promptly at a quarter-til-eleven in the morning and were scheduled to plow through the budget process until seven in the evening….

 

House lawmakers spent more time on some issues than others…

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6:21 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Capital Report: 02-07-2012

As lawmakers near the halfway mark in their 60-day legislative session a Senate budget proposal is slowly taking shape.  Committee chairs want to cut about $850 million from health care programs while boosting spending on public schools by more than a billion dollars. James Call reports, the Senate President said that for the most part things are on track even though some Senators are openly questioning some of the priorities outlined in the proposed spending plan.

              

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6:27 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Capital Report: 02-06-2012

Vice President Joe Biden is carrying the message of making college more affordable throughout Florida this week. Monday he stopped in Tallahassee at Florida State University to talk about the rising cost of tuition—an issue that’s been front and center in state politics recently. But Lynn Hatter reports when it comes to the issue of holding down costs in higher education—some say it shouldn’t come at the cost of financial aid to students who need it the most.    

                 

 

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