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This week ahead at the Florida Capitol — April 6-12

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This week at the state Capitol the session enters its circus stage. We’ll entertain ourselves with perennial issues, while leaders figure out how to resolve a budget dispute. A gorilla called LIP and an elephant known as Medicaid expansion are occupying the room used for budget negotiations. And while the House and Senate maneuver behind the scene to prevent the two from disrupting the legislative session by blocking passage of a balanced budget, we have the emotional issue of water, the…

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