Lawmakers put a wrap on the 2019 session.
With $91 billion dollar budget approved, lawmakers put a wrap on the 2019 session. The $91.1 billion state budget gives Gov. Ron DeSantis the big money he sought for environmental projects, boosts school spending and helps a struggling Panhandle rebuild after Hurricane Michael.
Forced into a one day overtime session, lawmakers met for less than an hour Saturday, signing off on a budget for the year beginning July 1. The Senate approved the measure 38–0 moments before the House's 106–2 vote.
Soon after, DeSantis joined Senate President Bill Galvano, R–Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R–Miami, outside the House and Senate chambers to tout accomplishments of the two–month session.