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Big budget questions headed to House and Senate presiding officers

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House and Senate negotiators agreed on $40 million in water projects and a $23 million higher education budget Sunday, but major decisions on charter schools, Lake Okeechobee restoration, and more remained unsettled. Carlos Trujillo and Jack Latvala, respectively the House and Senate budget chairmen, made progress during what Latvala said would be their last meeting — although Trujillo said they’d meet once more, possibly on Monday morning. “We are going to have another conference committee only for the conforming bills,”…

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House, Senate moving closer on civil and criminal justice spending

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The main things separating the House and Senate on civil and criminal justice spending is whittling down Senate member projects and construction costs in the juvenile justice and prison systems. That’s according to Rep. Bill Hager, the lead House negotiator, speaking following a conference subcommittee hearing Saturday morning. “These are really not sticking points. It’s really the philosophical difference,” Hager said. The talks opened with a $200 million gap between the House and Senate positions — the former intending to…

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