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Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:
- Budget negotiators met over the weekend but still have differences going into the last week of session.
- The House spent hours questioning and debating an education bill that includes expansion of private school scholarships using taxpayer funds.
- The full Senate approved a bill that would explore ways to get cheaper prescription drugs from Canada into Florida for use in public programs like Medicaid, state prisons and Health Department clinics.