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The strong anti-subsidy stance is putting the House at odds with the Senate, where Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala says the cash has brought and kept teams.

State Sen. Jack Latvala opposed a bill to regulate the use of fracking in the 2016 Session, and in the upcoming Session, he’ll support legislation that would do so again.

State Sen. Jack Latvala, who as chairman of the upper chamber's Appropriations Committee holds great sway over how Florida's dollars are spent, said Friday that he and Senate President Joe Negron want to see BP lawsuit settlement dollars spent primarily in Northwest Florida.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala sent a message Thursday to the House leadership: Don’t expect to force the Senate to abide by your strict new budget rules.