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    1. As state budget talks wind down, which local projects are making the cut?

      News

      TALLAHASSEE —With the big ticket items in the state budget resolved or in the hands of the top leaders in the House and Senate, the rest of the Florida Legislature hunkered down into marathon negotiations over the weekend to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars for local projects back home.

    2. After outcry, lawmakers scrap plans to fully slash funding for 'Moonlight' alumni's school

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers in Tallahassee are largely reversing course on plans to cut $650,000 in state grant funding to the Miami arts school whose alumni helped create the Oscar-winning film Moonlight and the Broadway hit "Hamilton."

    3. Tampa Bay weekends were made for the Cross-Bay Ferry; weekdays, not so much

      Transportation

      The Cross-Bay Ferry was an experiment for a region struggling with traffic, wedded to cars and separated by a big body of water.

    4. Florida House marijuana bill moves closer to Senate version

      Legislature

      TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers are inching closer to an agreement on medical marijuana after more than 70 percent of voters declared they wanted to allow patients with debilitating conditions to use the drug.

    5. Meet the descendant of a Confederate soldier who is blocking Florida's first slavery memorial

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to create the first slavery memorial in Florida unanimously passed the state House on Friday with roaring applause — but its prospects in the Senate are uncertain after one committee chairman stalled the legislation over a "philosophical objection" to the concept.

    6. Lawmakers set to defund Miami school that educated makers of 'Moonlight' and 'Hamilton'

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are on the brink of cutting $650,000 in state grant funding to the Miami arts school whose alumni helped create the Oscar-winning film "Moonlight" and the Broadway hit "Hamilton."