Latvala's concerns about conforming bills addressed

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Provisions that at least one lawmaker said were not fit for budget-related bills were removed from the transportation and economic development measures during negotiations between the House and Senate on Friday, reports the News Service of Florida. The House withdrew the language that had upset Sen. Jack Latvala, R-St. Petersburg, who was part of a rebellion last year against measures tied to the budget that handled what opponents considered to be substantive issues. Latvala confirmed after the meeting that all the proposals he was concerned about — such as a provision changing the membership of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s board — had been removed.

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