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Florida Legislature sets sights on education, health care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As the Florida Legislature began its election-year work, lawmakers signaled that they would likely tackle education spending and health care costs. However, they might seek to avoid a battle over forcing employers to verify the immigration status of workers. During the session that started Tuesday morning, legislators will consider outlaying the billions of dollars required to keep the country's third-most populous state operating.  Gov. Ron DeSantis is hoping the congeniality and applause that greeted his State of the State address will extend into the session as lawmakers delve into his proposals.

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