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Florida Legislative Session Expected to be Strained

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Florida's legislative session kicks off Tuesday morning.

In the face of an historic budget deficit, it's expected to be one of the most difficult 60 days on record.

Major cuts are expected as lawmakers tackle a $4 billion budget shortfall.

Republicans in control of both houses pledge not to raise taxes.

The governor is already at odds with the legislature following the sale of both state planes and rejection of high speed rail project. Now he wants to cut the budget by an additional million dollars to make room for property and corporate income tax cuts.

Scott contends he's doing what he was elected to do... Change the culture of state government.

Many lawmakers call the plan unrealistic

The House and Senate hold opening day ceremonies Tuesday morning. Then the governor delivers his state-of-the-state at 6:00 p.m. eastern.


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