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Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:
- The House and Senate reconvened and passed a $93.2 billion budget unanimously, in a session overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis.
- Governor Ron DeSantis said more Coronavirus testing swabs are being distributed, and warned young people that the virus is affecting more of them – and more seriously – than previously reported.
- The week started with reports of a record-low 2.8% unemployment rate; but it’s ending with mass layoffs and skyrocketing unemployment claims because of the virus.