The Florida Legislature wrapped up an overtime session by granting final approval to a $112.1 billion budget that includes $50 million for a Sixth District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, the first new district court since 1979.

The House voted 105-3 and the Senate 33-0 on March 14 to approve an FY 2022-2023 spending proposal, the largest in Florida history and a 10% increase over the previous year. The plan calls for $48 billion in general revenue, an $8 billion increase.

Sen. Kelli Stargel