5 things to watch Tuesday at the Florida Legislature

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on April 29, 2014 

From the Herald-Times Tallahassee Bureau:

With four days left in the session countdown, Tuesday is deadline day for the budget to be sewed up. It’s also the day that proponents of a bill to allow in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants may get their long-awaiting Senate vote. Meanwhile, here are five more things to watch for:

-- A bill to set up a new process to determine which professional sports franchises will be eligible to compete for state sales tax rebates, SB 1216, will be debated in the Senate.

-- A bill to impose new financial requirements and oversight of charities operating in Florida is up for debate in the Senate -- SB 638. The House has approved its version.

-- A proposal to authorize a needle exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County is up for final approval in the Senate.

-- Gov. Rick Scott will meet with seniors at the Volen Center in Boca Raton to discuss the impact of changes to the Medicare Advantage program.

-- Republican state Reps. Jose Felix Diaz and Mike Hill call a press conference to put their support behind the Keystone XL pipeline.

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