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Florida Matters: 2017 Legislative Roundup

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It took them three days longer than it was supposed to, but Florida lawmakers have finally passed a new state budget.

This week on Florida Matters we’ll take a look at what’s in the $83 billion spending plan along with a few other issues decided during the 60-day session.

Our guests include:

  • Lynn Hatter, Florida Public Radio reporter and News Director at WFSU in Tallahassee
  • Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at the University of South Florida

You can read the entire budget in detail – if you dare – by clicking here.

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Lynn Hatter

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Dr. Susan MacManus

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
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.