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Florida Matters: Legislative Session Debrief, Look Ahead To Special Session

 Lawmakers are heading back to Tallahassee on June 1 for a three-week special session.

The Florida Legislature was unable to agree on a single balanced budget during the regular session, which the House sent screeching to a halt three days early.

The divide between the two chambers was sparked by the likely loss of more than $1 billion in federal Low Income Pool money for hospitals that is to set to expire June 30.


We'll take a look at the 2015 legislative session on Florida Matters -- Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7 -- with veteran political reporter William "Windy" March, who covered the session for the Associated Press, and Dr. Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida.

Lottie Watts is our Florida Mattersproducer, and she also covers health and health policy for.
Carson Cooper has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for three decades.