Despite some early hiccups, Florida’s Republican legislative leaders are agreeing to a handful of the governor’s priorities. But the House and Senate had to secure wins of their own in last week’s special session before heading home.
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The Florida Legislature has lined up a series of spending measures to complete the state budget. Leaders are cramming some of the largest and thorniest issues into measures that some lawmakers will be debating for the first time.
Florida’s budget for the coming fiscal year is now in the hands of the House and Senate budget chiefs. They’re planning to settle as many differences as they can and ‘bump’ the rest to the presiding officers by noon Sunday.
It appears talks regarding Florida’s budget have re-started with the House budget chief saying talks could begin as early as tonight. Earlier in the day the House’s budget committee voted to re-authorizing the current year’s spending plan with a few changes, after lawmakers appeared to be at a stand-still.