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Still Waiting on a Waiver

April 15th, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is asking lawmakers to balance the state budget with money that is sitting in limbo.

Florida is still waiting to find out if it will get 2.4 billion federal stimulus dollars for schools. The US Department of Education still hasnt sent the state an application to apply for money. The state may not know if it qualifies for the cash until the end of the month. Crist say the application will come any day.

It was anticipated that maybe even by today we would get the actually application and it has been a little bit of a frustration, but thats okay, were patient and I know the commissioner has worked really hard with his staff to be ready to respond to that application when we get it, said Crist.

The stimulus dollars are being withheld as punishment because state lawmakers cut education spending too deeply.

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