Five Stories To Think About Today
* The Legislature is cruising toward sine die, but can't get there without passing a budget. After days of negotiations, Sen. JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, and Rep. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, churned out a 122-page bill that's up for a vote in both chambers. The Florida Supreme Court could also release a ruling on the constitutionality of the Senate's redistricting maps.
* The Senate will take a final vote on SB 1718, known as "parent trigger." Prompting fierce debate in both chambers, the proposal would enable parents at low-performing schools to demand sweeping changes, including transforming the school into a charter school.