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Governor Looks to State Reserve for Budget Relief

January 31st, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist wants to use some of the state’s 70 billion dollar budget to fight gangs, keep the economy healthy and protect natural resources. He also suggested taking money from the state’s reserve to meet those goals. The governor announced his budget priorities Thursday. Crist suggested using more than 63 million dollars to make health insurance options available to low income families. He suggested spending more than a billion dollars in trust fund cash.

“Florida’s reserves continue to remain strong,” Crist said. “Even with utilizing some of these trust funds we maintain a balance of 4 Billion dollars after the recommendations.”

The governor recommended the legislature put more than 100 million dollars into schools.

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