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Governors Veto Plan

January 14th, 2009 by flanews

The budget will now go to Governor Charlie Crist.

Lawmakers imposed harsher cuts to education than Crist had suggested. Hes been meeting with education advocates this week and plans to veto an 11 million dollar cut to a program that rewards teachers for success in the classroom.

Are you going to veto that education cut? a reporter asked. As it relates to the teachers bonuses? I believe so. Im going to meet again this afternoon with Jerry McDaniel in our office and continue to review and look at it very closely, said Crist.

Despite Crists appetite to save education spending, Crist still opposes new taxes. The Florida Education Association is pushing for a penny sales tax increase to keep funding off the chopping block in March.

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