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Crist Discusses Importance of Stimulus Package

February 11th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Governor Charlie Crist called his agency heads together for a briefing on the stimulus package. Florida budget writers are on pins and needles waiting for congress to act on the package. Florida stands to gain somewhere between 10 point 1 billion and 13.3 billion. The differences are currently being negotiated. The governor is hoping the package will help avoid tax increases.

“It’s an exciting time and to get this kind of help that we hope actually comes to fruition from our friends at the federal level is enormously appreciated,” Crist said.

Because Florida schools are now being funded below the 2006 level, the state may not qualify for 3 billion in the stimulus package. So far efforts to amend the package to make sure Florida gets the money have been unsuccessful.


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