The session for the most part did live up to billing as an election-year offering designed to help Gov. Rick Scott.
That didn't mean there wasn't some of the usual tension and drama that accompanies every session.
Here then are this year's biggest questions answered:
1. Is this year's gambling legislation the real deal, or is it all for show? It was pretty much just a show. The deep divides over gambling remained in force and halfway through the session both the House and Senate shut down any consideration of any serious legislation.
At the tail end of the session Scott and his staff floated the idea of bringing a finished compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to legislators. One idea was to hold a special session in May to consider it.
That trial balloon was quickly shot down. And Democrats - who are seen as vital in approving any bill due to longstanding Republican opposition - locked down and said they wouldn't approve any deal unless they were involved in negotiations.
So at this point it's hard to imagine anything productive happening until maybe after this fall's elections.
2. Will the Republican-controlled Legislature really approve in-state tuition rates for the children of illegal immigrants? Yes. The Florida House is poised on the final day of the session to pass the bill and send it to Scott. And Scott plans to sign the bill once it hits his desk.
The issue of in-state tuition deeply divided GOP legislators, especially those in the Florida Senate. The bill nearly died a couple of times in that chamber as some Republicans accused Scott and others of "pandering" and not sticking with the GOP idea of requiring people to follow the law.
Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater and Senate sponsor, credited House Speaker Will Weatherford and just as importantly, Scott for keeping the issue from dying this year.
Scott, who is caught up in a tight re-election this year, halfway through the session embraced the idea of in-state tuition even though just a year ago he vetoed a bill that would have helped these same DREAMers get a temporary driver's license. Democrats accuse Scott of a cynical election year ploy, but the fact is that after years of trying those pushing the issue are finally going to get the bill passed.
As a sidelight it's interesting that while one potential 2016 presidential candidate - former Gov. Jeb Bush - came out forcefully in favor of the bill U.S. Sen. and former House Speaker Marco Rubio did not. Alex Leary of the Tampa Bay Times even noted in a posting that it appears that Rubio's position on the issue has changed since assuming federal office. Rubio supported the legislation when he was still a South Florida legislator.
3. Testing vs. vouchers Well, this one is headed down the wire.
Concerns over testing prompted the Senate sponsor of this year's bill to expand Florida's private school voucher program to pull his bill from consideration. But the House then attached the bill that would offer vouchers to middle-income families to a bill that also deals with educational services for disabled children that is a top priority for Senate President-designate Andy Gardiner.
The Senate responded with crafting a bill that includes some testing language, but not a requirement that private schools have their students take the same test as public school students. Instead the revamped proposal includes a requirement that schools with a majority of voucher students to publicly report student performance on standardized testing.
But the Senate bill got tangled up on the 59th day and Democrats refused to allow the Senate to take up the House legislation. The procedural misstep has put the bill in jeopardy of dying on the final day. Weatherford predicted that the bill would still pass before the Legislature ends Sine Die. (UPDATE: Weatherford was right. The Senate attached the legislation to another bill and pushed it through despite the objections of many Democrats.)
4. Could Rick Scott still have a tough session?
The answer was sort of.
Clearly the looming prospect of Scott's re-election hung over the entire session. Controversial proposals were jettisoned repeatedly as it became apparent that legislative leaders had no intention of sending anything too polarizing to Scott's desk.
But Scott's decision to get behind the in-state tuition bill forced the governor to engage on a tough issue. After coming out in favor of the bill, the Senate repeatedly came close to scuttling the entire proposal.
Scott's effort to get legislators to consider a deal with the Seminoles also fell flat.
But in other ways Scott fared well. He got most, if not all, of his tax cut package. His spending recommendations were not completely followed but he got a lot of what he asked for and the Senate gave a thumbs up to his appointments.
5. Will there be a libertarian wave during this year's session?
Kind of, sort of. The Legislature is expected on its final day of session to pass a bill that would authorize the use of a strain of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web" for medical purposes.
During his defense of the bill Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, even noted that by passing the bill Florida was in fact deciding to ignore federal laws that completely outlaw all forms of marijuana.
The Legislature also - albeit narrowly - approved raising the state's speed limits.
But many other pieces of legislation to loosen up on government regulation crashed and burned, whether it was getting rid of red light cameras or deregulating the sale of liquor in grocery stores.
And then there was the big cluster over craft breweries and whether or not they could sale certain sizes of beer known as growlers. The intense firefight between the big beer distributors and the craft breweries over what kind or regulation is needed has not been resolved and the bill is expected to die in the Florida House on the final day.