TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s been a busy week in Tallahassee for lawmakers.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
Florida legislators are poised to approve a nearly $89 billion budget and end their annual session.
The Florida Legislature is scheduled to meet Sunday where lawmakers are expected to approve a new budget as well as a tax cut package.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
Legislators extended their session because they were unable to finish work on the budget in time. Florida has a 72-hour “cooling off period” to make sure everyone can read the budget before the final vote.
The 60-day session was supposed to end on Friday. Legislators got bogged down during budget negotiations while they spent hours debating and working on a comprehensive gun and school safety bill.
The new budget includes increased funding for public schools and universities and sets aside $100 million for Florida’s land preservation program.MORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
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