TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott on Friday sealed a grand bargain with legislative leaders that will beef up funding for public education, tourism marketing and economic development, areas that bedeviled lawmakers during the regular session.
The deal could cool off – at least for now – a civil war among Florida’s Republicans.
Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week for a three-day special session to add $215 million for PreK-12 schools, as well as more money for Visit Florida and a new incentive program for businesses — all top priorities for Scott.
The special session is scheduled to start Wednesday and end Friday. Read More in the Orlando Sentinel