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Giant Paella and the Budget

April 21st, 2010 by flanews

Politicians joined nurses, firefighters, and work-a-day citizens from Miami-Dade County to turn the Capitol courtyard into a fiesta.

Paella for 3-thousand was the dish of choice. Hundreds of people stood in a line that wrapped around the courtyard, just to get a taste. The peoples governor rolled up his sleeves to help serve the hungry festival goers. Afterward he told reporters hes hungry to see the legislatures spending plan. Rumors of Crist vetoing the legislature budget because it will likely stray too far from the spending plan he submitted at the first of the year have been making rounds in the capitol hallways.

I wouldnt want to go there yet. I think they are having good negotiations. Theyre conferencing now. Im hopeful they can come to a good conclusion thats right for the people, said Crist.

Crist has already vetoed two major Republican bills this session. Lawmakers have until Tuesday to reach an agreement if they plan to end session by April 30th.

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