Florida Legislature reaches a deal on state budget

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GAINESVILLE, Fla (WCJB)-- Florida legislative negotiators have reached a deal on a multibillion-dollar state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

It includes an increase in public school funding, money for environmental needs, money for recovery efforts in the panhandle, and affordable housing expenses.

The final total is not yet known and the House and Senate cannot vote on the budget until Friday.