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Florida Legislative Session May Go Into Overtime

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Time is running out for the state’s Legislature to finish up which means they may be going into overtime.

Republican leaders have been unable to complete their work on a new $83 billion budget. The budget must be complete on Tuesday in order for legislators to wrap up their work this week.

Florida law requires that the budget is finished 72 hours before a final vote can be taken.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron reached an overall deal on the budget last week, but they have still not agreed on spending items dealing with the environment and health care.

House and Senate budget negotiators held their last public meeting on Sunday.

The session lasts 60 days. Legislators can extend the session by a supermajority vote in both chambers.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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