Lawmakers worked through the weekend to finish their annual Legislative Session today, adjourning at 4:16 p.m., two days after Friday's scheduled ending.
While “sine die” came late, it appears that most sticking points that caused delays are settled, and a landmark budget, along with several key pieces of legislation, were passed and are set for consideration by Gov. Rick Scott.
Legislative leaders negotiated budget issues throughout last weekend and into the first half of this past week. Leadership delivered an $89 billion state budget -- up $6 billion from last year --to all members on Thursday afternoon and debated its merits on Friday. This began the constitutionally mandated 72-hour “cooling off’ period ending with today's final vote.
Budget highlights include $53 million to combat the opioid crisis, significant increases in higher education funding, and new money for criminal justice and environmental programs.
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