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Legislature Winding Up Work Friday

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Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Legislative Session Coverage

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Legislature’s 60-day regular session will come to an end Friday but not before trying to deal with a plethora of bills still hanging in the balance.

Regardless of how many bills the legislature is able to push out on Friday, several bills that have a large impact on the state have managed to make it Governor Rick Scott’s desk. The legislature has passed a ban on Internet cafes that offer slot machine-like games, a large ethics bill, and an increase in campaign contributions among others.

The biggest bill that has yet to make it out of the legislature on a statewide level is the budget, which is the only thing required of the legislature each year. The $70 billion plus budget appeared ready to pass the House and head to the governor’s desk on Friday.

There’s also an elections bill that seeks to deal with some of the problems the legislature created that led to hours long waits on Election Day 2012.

In South Florida, the focus remains on the fate of the Sun Life Stadium renovation plan. The House has yet to take up a bill that had previously passed the lower chamber and was then amended to add the stadium bill in the Senate.

Click here for the latest update on where the Sun Life Stadium bill stands.

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