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More Cuts Could Hit State Budget

February 26th, 2008 by flanews

Members from both state chambers will look at cutting more than 540 million dollars from an already low state budget. This comes as school administrators worry about having money for teachers salaries and judges talk about closing court. The bulk of the proposed cuts would come from education. Despite the predictions, Governor Charlie Crist remains optimistic.

This is just the beginning of the process. Session hasnt yet begun, but I remain optimistic that the more that we have input into the process, that I shared with our friends here at the mansion, we can in fact increased funding for education. I think it is prudent and responsible. In our recommendation we maintain almost five billion dollars in reserves from that rainy day fund. So I think it can be done and I look forward to the discussion ahead.

Both the house and senate proposed bills that would reduce spending across the board. The proposals would also cut 75 state jobs.

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