Fla. House OKs Budget, Minus Senate's Health Care Expansion

Law360, Miami (April 2, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $76.2 billion budget, but only after amending the spending plan approved by the Senate a day before to remove components relying on roughly $4 billion in federal funds for health care coverage expansion.

With the House's 86-29 vote, which came after lengthy and passionate debate divided primarily along party lines over the health care coverage issue, discussion over the state's financial plan now heads into budget conference committee between the two chambers.

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