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Capitol Buzz: Things to watch today in Tallahassee

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February

Friday is Day 39 of the Florida legislative session, but all's quiet on the northern front.

No legislative meetings are scheduled. No bills are being heard. No rallies. No protests. No press conferences.

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, told members that he hopes budget negotiations with the Senate can begin early next week. But the two sides were still far enough apart Thursday that they could not yet agree on how much money they will spend next year.

"There is positive forward progress in the effort to reach an agreement on budget allocations with the Senate. However, there is still a great deal to be worked out," Crisafulli wrote.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:10pm]

    

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