Sens. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, standing left; Don Gaetz, R-Destin; and Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, huddle with Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, during budget talks Saturday evening at the Capitol. Photo by Christine Jordan Sexton
House and Senate budget committee chairs Denise Grimsley and JD Alexander reached quick agreements in several spending areas on Saturday, but they have yet to deal with the two largest pieces of the budget — education and health care — with the clock ticking on the 2012 legislative session.
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