TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are entering their final week of their 60-day session with lots of unfinished business.
The remaining issues include whether to grant a tuition break to college students living in the state illegally and whether to approve a strain of marijuana for medical use. Gov. Rick Scott is pushing for the tuition break.
By Friday, legislators also have to pass a roughly $75 billion budget. Top negotiators spent the weekend haggling over money for schools and environmental programs. The budget must be finished by Tuesday because legislators must wait 72 hours before a final vote.
Other bills up in the air include proposals to change the state employee pension plan, to raise speed limits and to expand the state’s private school voucher program.