Florida Trend by Unknown
March 13, 2018
Legislature approves $89 billion budget in rare Sunday session
In a rare Sunday overtime session, the Florida Legislature passed a budget of nearly $89 billion for next year to end a session that was overshadowed by the mass shootings in Parkland. This is the largest budget in state history. The budget includes $400 million for mental health and school safety, $100 million for Florida Forever programs, state law enforcement and firefighter pay raises and it increases personal needs allowance for nursing home residents. The budget was passed yesterday during the first scheduled legislative session on a Sunday in decades. See the Senate’s summary of the budget here.