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Capitol e-Report - Florida Budget Impasse Resolved

In separate statements on the floor of today's House and Senate Sessions, Speaker Larry Cretul and President Jeff Atwater announced an agreement in relation to the state budget starting point and the subsequent the release of 2009-2010 budget allocations.

The budget conference process is expected to commence today, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm. The individual budget conference committees are expected to release their meeting notices least 1 hour prior to each meeting.

The 2009 Legislative Session is therefore expected to be extended into the week of May 4-8, 2009. Below is a tentative timeline of the budget conference process.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 4:00 pm


Budget conference process begins.

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm


Any unresolved issues will bump to budget conference chairs

Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 12:00 pm


Any further unresolved issues will bump to House and Senate Leadership

Monday, May 4, 2009


Conference Committee Reports will go to printers

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:00 pm


The public review process, also known as the 72-hour cooling off period, will begin.
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