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Updated: 12/07/2012 01:04:01AM

Ruling shows how legislative shortcut misused

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For the Florida Legislature to function fairly, efficiently, and transparently, there are rules and procedures in place for lawmakers to follow when conducting the people’s business.

The Legislature is expected to make policy decisions through legislative bills that are introduced and debated through the committee process and voted on by both the full House and Senate. Likewise, funding decisions are to be included in the state budget — referred to as the Appropriations Act — and debated and voted on by both chambers.

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