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.

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But the boost in education funding is still less than the cuts made in the 2012 budget.

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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.

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