posted May 9, 2015
House, Senate leaders agree to meet in June for special session
Tampa Bay Times, by Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, May 6, 2015
After dissolving the annual legislative session last week over a budget and health care impasse, House and Senate leaders on Wednesday agreed on one thing: the dates of the special session to finish their work.
In a joint news release, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, announced that they will convene a "tentatively scheduled" special session on June 1 and conclude it on June 20.
Lawmakers must return to the state capital to finish the budget by June 30, and integral to that decision is addressing the question of how much money from the federal government the state can expect to get to provide hospitals compensation for charity care under the Low Income Pool program, or LIP. ...