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Time ticks on Florida bills on protestors, budget, voting

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-11 14:32:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have little time to waste as they debate and finalize legislative proposals, big and small, in the waning days of the legislative session.

Still left on their agenda:  a state budget, a nationally watched elections bill and a so-called “anti-riot” measure that is being pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The Republican governor has his fingerprints on all three pieces of legislation, but especially on the anti-riot bill that has prompted some of the most intense passions.

Also remaining on the legislative agenda is an elections bill that is drawing national scrutiny.

Then there's the budget: In the remaining weeks of the session, legislative negotiators will have to reconcile their differences on a budget approaching $100 billion.