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Few Budget Vetoes on the Way?

June 10th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Governor Charlie Crist is expected to sign a 66 billion dollar state budget before the week is out. At least one group has suggested that in even a tight budget year, lawmakers found more than 100 million dollars for special projects know as turkeys, but the Governor says he is inclined to to veto very little this year.

Its difficult to put together a budget with 6 billion dollars less funds, but they did it and I think they did it fairly reponsible, smart way…that protects our environment, that salary increases to hard working public school teachers. These are challenging economic times and they did some great work, Crist told reporters

Budget cuts would have been more severe than they are, but lawmakers were able to dip into trust funds set up after the state settled with big tobacco for more than 13 billion dollars.

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