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Senate President can't say if Legislature will end on May 5 as scheduled



The Florida Legislature is supposed to pass a budget and wrap up their annual spring session on May 5.

But given the number of major unresolved issues, many have wondered if the Legislature will have to either extend this year's session or maybe even have to come back for a special session as they had to two years ago to finish the budget.

We asked Senate President Joe Negron if he has any doubt the Legislature will finish on time.

"I can't predict the future, so I don't know exactly how things will unfold," the Republican from Stuart said. "I have every expectation that we'll be able to complete our business on time. As I've said before, it would be a sad commentary on the legal profession if two lawyers couldn't get their work done on time."

Negron, an attorney, was referring to House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Pasco County Republican who is also an attorney.