As the Florida Legislature’s 2013 regular session was winding down Friday, both house finally passed the state’s $74.5 billion budget. The massive budget was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott for his signature.
If you travel to Cuba to visit family, or send money to support relatives, you may be able to rest easy. A plan by a South Florida congressman to restrict interaction with people on the island, restoring restrictions to those imposed in the Bush administration, was cut from a $1 trillion US Budget bill.
The 2011 legislative session briefly careened off the track before crashing to an end early Saturday morning amid an intraparty GOP fracas over the nearly $70 billion budget.