5 things to watch at the Florida Legislature on Wednesday

April 3, 2013 

-- Both the House and the Senate budget committees hold marathon meetings to review funding proposals for the upcoming fiscal year.

-- Charter school advocates wanting more school choice and college students wanting more state funding will hold separate rallies at the Capitol.

-- One of the many bills related to public financing for sports stadiums gets a hearing in the House Economic Affairs Committee. HB 165 would allow the Miami Dolphins to receive up to $90 million in state tax breaks, but it could be amended to mirror a Senate bill that allows other teams to reap the same benefits.

-- A proposal to limit texting-while-driving, HB 13, also reaches its final committee at the Economic Affairs Committee. The bill would let police ticket people who send text messages while a car is in motion.

-- The Legislative Black Caucus kicks off it's annual summit Wednesday evening with a welcome reception.

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