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Crist Considers Budget Vetoes

January 15th, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist has 14 days to review the budget before he signs it.

The state constitution gives Crist a line item veto. He can cancel a cut made by lawmakers, which would restore an item to its original amount. Lawmakers voted for a billion dollars in spending cuts to education, health care, and other state funded services. Crist said he plans to veto some of the spending cuts.

Ill review over the next 14 days other reductions that the legislature had to go through. And I want to thank the legislature again, because its important to realize its a tough job that the members of Senate and House had in order to have the kind of reductions in the billions of dollars, thats not easy, so well be reviewing all of that to see if we can help, Crist said.

Lawmakers took more cash from schools than Crist recommended. The Governor said he plans to veto an 11 million dollar cut to a program that awards teachers for success in the classroom.

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