Contention Gives Way To Compromise In Fla. Special Session

Law360, Miami (June 9, 2017, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Florida lawmakers and the governor came together to finish a surprisingly tense three-day special session on time Friday, completing legislation on education and economic development spending, medical marijuana legalization, and a last-minute appropriation to begin repair work on the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee.

Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of both houses — all Republicans — seemed to have reached a consensus a week earlier when they appeared together at a press conference at Miami International Airport where Scott announced he would sign the $82.4 billion budget, minus $410 million in vetoed items, and call lawmakers back for a special session...

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