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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

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
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.