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Florida Lawmakers Pass $112 Billion Budget, the State’s Biggest Ever

  • Spending plan includes money to raise state worker pay
  • Budget also pays for a monthlong gas tax holiday in October
Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantisPhotographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg

Florida lawmakers approved the state’s biggest-ever budget, a $112 billion plan that includes a gas-tax holiday, pay raises for workers and more spending than the governor’s proposal. 

The budget, about 10% larger than the current year, spends about $12 billion more than the plan Governor Ron DeSantis proposed in December. DeSantis, a Republican with line-item veto authority, ultimately has final say over how much spending is approved unless his vetoes are overturned by a two-thirds majority vote.