Whose budget will prevail? From left, Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes were all smiles a year ago on the first day of the 2016 session, Jan. 12, 2016, in Tallahassee.
Whose budget will prevail? From left, Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes were all smiles a year ago on the first day of the 2016 session, Jan. 12, 2016, in Tallahassee. Steve Cannon AP
Whose budget will prevail? From left, Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes were all smiles a year ago on the first day of the 2016 session, Jan. 12, 2016, in Tallahassee. Steve Cannon AP

Billions of dollars divide House, Senate and governor as state budget battle begins

March 31, 2017 4:11 PM