With Republicans holding all leadership positions in the Florida legislative and executive branches, plus a predicted budget surplus, the 2015 Regular Session was expected to advance smoothly.  Yet, a disagreement on health care funding ultimately drove a wedge between the two presiding officers of the Legislature.  With three weeks left to go, House and Senate budget chairs conceded they could not find common ground to bridge the almost $4 billion gap between the House and the Senate budget plans.  The result was a historic act of the House that adjourned “sine die” on Tuesday, April 28th, three days before the scheduled end on Friday, May 1st.
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