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Flurry of deals wraps up budget and sets stage for adjournment

Legislative budget committee chairs Rep. Richard Corcoran, R- Land O' Lakes, left, and Sen Tom Lee, R- Brandon, right, talk to reporters Sunday after a meeting at the Capitol in Tallahassee.

[SCOTT KEELER | Times]

Legislative budget committee chairs Rep. Richard Corcoran, R- Land O' Lakes, left, and Sen Tom Lee, R- Brandon, right, talk to reporters Sunday after a meeting at the Capitol in Tallahassee.

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Legislative leaders put the final touches on an approximately $80 billion budget Monday night with a last-minute flurry of education construction, water projects and other spending items, adding $7 million in police radios amid heavy static from lobbyists. The House insisted on the radios even though no agency asked for them. Read more this morning on tampabay.com.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:45am]

    

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