State Lawmakers Undergo "Cooling Off" Period Before Finalizing Budget

State lawmakers in Tallahassee are going through their mandatory waiting period before voting on a nearly $89 billion state budget.  

The new budget increases funding for the state's public schools by 2.4 percent, or $101 per student.  

It also puts $400 million toward school safety.  

Lawmakers have to return to Tallahassee on Sunday to vote on the spending package because of the 72-hour "cooling off" period required by the state constitution.

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