TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Legislature is sending a $74.5 billion state budget to Gov. Rick Scott.
The Florida Senate passed the budget by unanimous vote. The Florida House then approved the measure 106-11.
Flush with cash for the first time in seven years, the budget includes more than $1 billion for public schools.
It also includes a state worker pay raise and money for teacher pay raises.
Legislators included a 3 percent tuition hike for college and university students. Scott has remained steadfastly opposed to tuition hikes.
The budget does not include any federal aid to cover additional people under Medicaid, a key component of the federal health care overhaul.
But lawmakers kept intact a benefit that allows top state officials to pay very little for their own health insurance.