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The House and Senate adopted budgets Feb. 11, 2016, that feature hundreds of millions of dollars in differences on affordable housing spending and economic incentive programs.

The House and Senate both fully fund the Department of Transportation's $9 billion, 5 year work program in their 2016-17 fiscal year budgets, in addition to proposing over $460 million for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Both the House and Senate want to appropriate roughly $4.4 billion to public safety agencies in their newly adopted 2016-17 fiscal year budgets.

The Florida House and Senate both passed budgets Thursday that would give more than $4 billion to state universities and $2 billion to colleges.

As the House and Senate prepare to negotiate over their proposed budgets, the two chambers differ on how to pay for the operations as well as construction and maintenance of public schools.

The House and Senate have passed their versions of the budget for the next fiscal year. Having failed to pass the same budget, the two chambers agreed to enter into negotiations.

Sen. Thad Altman said a parliamentary ruling Thursday calling his budget proposal increasing Florida Forever's funding out of order because it increased total spending too much highlighted flaws in the appropriation process.

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