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Budget Clock Starts Ticking For Florida Legislature

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida legislators should be able to end their session on time.

A nearly $77.1 billion state budget was delivered to state legislators at 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

By Florida law, legislators must wait 72 hours before taking a final vote on a new budget. The session is scheduled to end on Friday.

The budget is the one bill each year that the Florida Legislature must pass. Budget negotiators met all weekend in an effort to hammer out the final details of the spending plan.

After the budget is passed it will be sent to Gov. Rick Scott. Scott has the power to veto individual spending items included in the budget.


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