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Fla. Gov. snared in GOP immigration debate

April 23, 2014
Associated Press

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.

 
 

 

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