5 things to watch Wednesday at the Florida Legislature

April 2, 2014 

TALLAHASSEE -- If you see someone from Miami, or someone who attended the University of Florida today, give them a hug. It's both Miami-Dade Day (it will be again Thursday, too) and University of Florida Gator Day.

Here are five things to watch Wednesday: -- The Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee will meet at 9 a.m. and take up SB 1512 creating personalized accounts for special-needs students. Parents could use the money to be reimbursed for private-school tuition, tutoring and physical and speech therapy. A similar bill in the House would also enable the expansion of the tax credit scholarship program. -- It's all about the money in the Florida House, or at least $75 billion. During its floor session beginning at 10:30 a.m., the House takes up HB 5001, otherwise known as next year's proposed state budget. -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will hold a news conference at 12:45 p.m. on the front steps of the Historical Capitol. They will advocate for the need for increased efforts for gun safety and to keep guns from those who cannot legally possess them. -- The "World Famous Paella Fest" will begin at noon in the Capitol Courtyard. Last year, government big shots like Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam showed up. Who'll be there this year? -- The Senate Finance & Tax Subcommittee will consider a sales tax holiday on hurricane supplies from June 1 to June 12 in SB 362 during its 1 p.m. meeting.

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