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BREAKING NEWS: Special Session Set for Budget Deal

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From News Service of Florida

Florida legislature special sessionFlorida lawmakers will hold a special session next week after Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced Friday they have reached the outline of a budget deal. The three-day session is scheduled to start Wednesday. Lawmakers passed an $82.4 billion budget on May 8, but Scott was angered by issues such as a lack of money for economic-development programs and a lack of money for public schools. The deal is expected to boost funding for public schools and the tourism marketing agency Visit Florida and provide $85 million for what is being called the “Florida Job Growth Fund.”

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