Fla. legislative session hits its final day

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Posted at 9:01 AM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 05:08:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The 60-day legislative session is coming to an end as lawmakers plan to vote on a budget and scramble to get other bills passed before going home.

Friday will be the last day of a session that has already seen several major bills signed into law, including a ban on Internet cafes that offer slot machine-like games, a wide-ranging ethics bill, an increase in campaign contribution limits and more.

But the Legislature still has to pass the budget - the only thing it's required to do each year. And there are many other bills lawmakers hope to get to Gov. Scott's desk - not the least of which is an elections bill that will allow an expansion of early voting days and sites.