Legislators agree to do budget, health care during session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida legislators will try to pass a new state budget but also tackle health care and other issues during a June special session.

Legislative leaders announced late Friday that they have reached an agreement about the 20-day session.

The regular legislative session slammed to a halt in late April after House members abruptly adjourned early. That session ended without a new state budget.

State government could be shut down if a new budget is not passed by June 30.

But both sides have been at odds over health care issues. The House has been adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid, which is a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Legislators are expected to discuss several health care items during the session as well as tax cuts.

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