TALLAHASSEE — All the attention Thursday again focuses on state spending.
With the Senate recessed until Tuesday, House members are rushing to get their budget approved quickly so they, too, can head home and enjoy a long holiday weekend.
The House's $67.2 billion budget is nearly $1.5 billion less than the Senate's $68.6 billion version, all but ensuring lawmakers will spend much of the remainder of the session sparring over dollars and cents.
Both chambers eventually will be forced to agree on a single budget for the annual session to end on time April 30.
Cristina Silva can be reached at (850) 224-7263 or [email protected]