State Legislators Burn the Midnight Oil to Meet Important Deadlines

Jordan Kirkland - May 1st, 2019

Working hard to meet the May 3 deadline, Florida legislators worked well into the early morning to tie up loose ends before the 2019 legislative session comes to a close.

Friday is the scheduled end of the 60-day Florida legislative session. Lawmakers are scrambling to finish the session this week, but those close to the process are unsure that lawmakers will end the legislative session on time.

Rushing to reach a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Representative and Senators reached a final deal late Tuesday. The state budget appears to be closer to the $90 billion mark that the House passed.

Because of this lateness, it is unclear if the 72-hour "cooling-off" period will pass before legislators can vote on the proposed budget.

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