BRADENTON, Fla. – In the final week of the annual Florida legislative session lawmakers are taking action on a $74.5 billion state budget, bills affecting agencies with bond financing authority, and subsidies to finance stadium upgrades for professional sports teams.

Legislators are in a required waiting period before taking a final vote on the budget, likely Thursday. The 6% increase over the current budget makes the spending plan Florida’s largest ever. The amount of bonds being approved was not immediately available.

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