Fla. Legislators OK $75B Budget, Can't Agree On Health Care

Law360, Miami (May 3, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The Florida Legislature passed the state's $74.5 billion appropriations budget Friday in the final hours of the legislative session, but failed to reach a consensus on how to expand health care coverage for low-income Floridians.

The House of Representatives passed the budget in a 106-11 vote shortly after the Senate voted unanimously to approve the legislation, which was the first in several years that did not feature drastic cuts necessary to balance the budget.

“I'd like to declare this the year of restoration,” Rep. Dennis K....
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