Florida Lawmakers Agree on Most of New Budget

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press News Release
April 28, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida legislators have a reached a deal over most of the spending that will be included in a new $75 billion state budget.

House and Senate budget chiefs met shortly before midnight Sunday.

Part of the deal includes a 2.6 percent boost in spending on public school students.

Legislators also agreed to spend millions to help clean up the Indian River Lagoon.

They also agreed to delay a proposed split of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University engineering college while a study is done.

They agreed to give a 5 percent pay raise to state law-enforcement officers including highway patrol troopers. Legislators also agreed to give a pay raise to judicial employees. But rank-and-file state workers will not be getting an across-the-board pay raise.

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