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Your session cheat sheet: What got done, what didn't (in brief)

With the 2013 session in the books, here's are the key things that got done and that didn't.

Medicaid: Lawmakers fail to reach a deal to expand health care coverage for 1 million or more uninsured Floridians. Democrats call for a special session.

Pay raises: House and Senate leaders agree to a $74.5 billion balanced budget that includes raises for state workers and public school teachers.

Vehicle fees: House Republicans squash a plan that would have ended a tax break for the insurance industry in order to roll back vehicle fees for Florida drivers.

Texting ban: After five years, lawmakers approve a texting-while-driving ban. As a secondary offense, drivers would have to commit another violation to be stopped.

We'll publish a more comprehensive pass/fail list on Saturday.


[Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 9:40pm]

    

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