Florida House voting on $67.2 billion budget bill


Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House is set to vote on a $67.2 billion state budget.

The vote Thursday will set the stage for negotiations with the Senate over differences in their spending plans.

The Senate on Wednesday passed a budget bill that would spend nearly $70 billion during the fiscal year that starts July 1.

One key difference is that the Senate has included $880 million in additional federal Medicaid money although Congress hasn't yet passed it.

The Senate also would spend $435 million from the Seminole Indians in anticipation of getting a deal to allow expanded gambling at tribal casinos.

Neither of those funding sources are in the House bill.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top