TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is finding out that dealing with immigration issues can be a hard sell to fellow Republicans.
Scott entered the 2014 annual session of the Florida Legislature with a limited number of priorities.
But Scott is now demanding that the Florida Senate vote on a bill that would offer a tuition break to some children who entered the country illegally.
The proposal has pitted Republicans against each other.
Scott's push on the issue comes amid a tough re-election campaign in which Hispanics could help decide his fate.
So far key Senate Republicans have blocked the proposal from coming for a final vote. One GOP senator warned that the session could be headed to a "meltdown" if the legislation is not voted up or down.