TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami) – The Florida House of Representatives has given tentative approval to the state’s more than $65 billion budget.
The new budget will cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, force thousands of state workers into unemployment, hike college tuition, and boost school funding.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
But the boost in education funding is still less than the cuts made in the 2012 budget.READ MORE: 'Unacceptable,' South Florida Haitian Leaders Outraged Over What Happened In Del Rio, Texas
House members did rebuke Governor Rick Scott on one issue. The House will keep a Jefferson County prison open, instead of closing it as Governor Scott wanted.
The House is expected to take a final vote on the 2012-2013 budget on Thursday.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
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