Florida House Approves State Budget
The Florida House approved their 75.3 billion dollar budget to the dismay of some Democratic members.
Democrats demanded the budget include things like an expansion of Medicaid by accepting federal dollars and an increase in the amount of money spent per student in education funding. Neither of those items made the final cut.
House members voted 100 to 16 in favor of the spending plan. The vote sets the stage for a final round of negotiations over the next several weeks.
State legislators have until early may to pass a final budget and send it to Gov. Rick Scott.
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