TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has promised to help work on a new state budget.READ MORE: Local Leaders Recognize Surfside First Responders
The annual legislative session wrapped up this week, without Republican leaders reaching a budget deal.
A shutdown of state government could happen if legislators can’t pass a budget by June 30.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Scott said Thursday that legislators should work on a budget that assumes Florida will lose more than $1 billion in federal aid for hospitals. He also said that he remains opposed to expanding Medicaid.
The Senate and House are at odds because Senate leaders back expanding health care coverage to 800,000 Floridians. They say the expansion is needed because of the likely loss of the federal hospital money.
The governor also said he hopes any budget discussion includes the possibility of tax cuts.MORE NEWS: ‘Greyson’s Law’ To Add Protections For Children At Risk Of Parental Harm
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