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Florida Legislators Pass $83B Budget


More than 3,000 bills, resolutions and memorials were filed over the 60-day session, with only 249 measures passing both the House and Senate.

Included in those statistics is the 2017-2018 Appropriations bill, allocating $83 billion in expenditures to fund services and programs in the nation’s third-largest state.

Once received by the governor, he has 15 days to either sign the budget in its entirety, veto the full measure or use his power to line-item veto specific allocations.

Next up — a possible special session related to implementing the 2016 voter-approved ballot amendment on medical marijuana.

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