Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Hmm, can you just quit work in the middle of the day and still get your FULL paycheck? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/News Service of Florida) – Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

Lawmakers approved the budget by lopsided margins — 102-15 in the House and a unanimous 40-0 in the Senate. Moments after the final votes, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz brought down the final gavels of the legislative session, ending the annual meeting at 10:40 p.m. Friday.

Gov. Rick Scott praised the results of the session, his last before he faces voters in November.

“Let’s think about what we accomplished: $500 million back in Florida families’ pockets. Lower tuition for every Florida family,” Scott said after the conclusion. “It doesn’t matter what country you were born in, what family or what zip code. You will have your shot to live the American…

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Very Interesting.

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