Florida legislators reach deal for schools and dike repairs

Florida legislators reach deal for schools and dike repairs

Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers slapped together a deal Friday to put more money into public schools, jobs programs, university construction projects and for repairs to the dike at Lake Okeechobee, rescuing a special session mired in gridlock a day earlier.

Scott called legislators back to town to enact a new budget for public schools and to set aside money for his top priorities.

Lawmakers also approved a plan to carry out a November constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana before adjourning the three-day session.

Negron says the Senate wants to restore $75 million worth of university projects Scott vetoed.

The final deal includes $60 million for 17 university projects and also boosts spending to increase per-student funding by $100 for the state's almost 3 million school children.

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"The House did not get everything the House wanted and the Senate did not get everything the Senate wanted", but the compromise bill is one "that both of us can live with and is actually very good policy", Rodrigues, R-Estero, said before the House's 103-9 vote in favor of the proposal (SB 8-A) Friday afternoon.

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"The bill is not flawless, but whatever flaws there are can be addressed in a future session", said Ben Pollara, one of the men behind the constitutional amendment and executive director of the advocacy group Florida for Care. The governor said Friday night that he would approve the projects this time. Pushed by House Republicans, the Legislature had initially proposed slashing money for Visit Florida by two-thirds. "Now we have a framework to deliver implementation of Amendment Two".

Marijuana operators also could purchase dispensary "slots" from other vendors, meaning they could potentially exceed the 25-storefront cap.

The "stand your ground" bill was fought by prosecutors who say it will make their job more hard to convict people who commit acts of violence and claim self-defense.

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"The bill will also further the work the Legislature has done over the past few years to pass legislation authorizing the medical use of marijuana and other developing medications for our fellow citizens who are suffering from serious medical conditions and illnesses", Negron said.

Counties and cities would be allowed to ban dispensaries, and none could be located within 500 feet of a school.

An impasse would have left it to state health officials to craft rules for how to implement the constitutional amendment.

"The idea of allowing smoking, or not smoking, has been one of the most hard decisions, no doubt about it". Scott asked lawmakers for $100 million for the repairs during the regular session, even though the federal government operates the dike.

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