TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — With a Tuesday deadline looming for a new state budget, Florida legislators are trading last-minute offers to come up with a final deal.
The offers cover everything from state employee pay raises to spending for schools and environmental projects.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
A new budget must be on the desk of lawmakers by Tuesday in order for the session to end on time.
The Senate on Sunday offered to back away from a proposal to split up the Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Instead the Senate is asking the Florida Board of Governors to study the idea and vote by next March.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
The House, meanwhile, offered pay raises for state law enforcement officers and judicial system employees.
The House also made offers to spend money to restore Florida’s springs and help with the Indian River Lagoon.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
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