TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – State Republican leaders say they have a broad deal on a new state budget.READ MORE: Hollywood Looks To Tighten Animal Abuse Laws
On Friday, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said they have agreed on how much money to set aside for spending areas such as education and health care.
Legislators still have to hammer out how much they will set aside for specific spending items. But this means they will likely avoid a partial shutdown of state government.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
The House and Senate were unable to reach a deal on the budget during the regular two-month session. That’s because the two chambers were at odds on health care and health care spending.
The House was expected to vote down on Friday a Senate-backed measure to offer health care coverage to low-income Floridians.MORE NEWS: Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease
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