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House, Senate agree on Lake Okeechobee, Indian River Lagoon funds; FAMU-FSU split still in question

House Appropriations Chairman Seth McKeel makes a point while going over budget documents Sunday afternoon with Sen. Joe Negron chairman of the Senate budget committee. Photo by Bill Cotterell

After a Saturday hiatus, the Florida Legislature resumed public budget negotiations on Sunday and outlined some areas where they have agreed.

The House matched the the Senate on spending for Everglades and Lake Okeechobee projects of $157.8 million. But the House also includes another $10 million for muck removal from the Eau Gallie River, which isn't in the Senate budget or previous offers.

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