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House Speaker said horse-trading yields 'bad policy.' Now, it's OK - sometimes.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes

Kristen M. Clark / Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes



When Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran were asked two months ago if their legislative priorities in higher education and K-12 public schools, respectively, would end up becoming bargaining chips this session, Negron wouldn’t rule it out.

But Corcoran offered a definitive response: “No.”

And he’s now backing away from that — and making a key distinction — as the two chamber leaders have, indeed, agreed to horse-trade significant education policy in budget talks to ensure they get their priorities into law before the scheduled end of session on May 5.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:33pm]


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