Here's an Associated Press article about Charlie Crist planning on increasing the State of Florida's budget by $2.7 billion...
spending by $2.7 billion during the next budget year.
Crist unveiled his full $69.2 billion budget recommendation Friday in
Tallahassee. The next budget year begins July 1.
It includes about $1 billion in additional federal money for Medicaid
that Congress has not yet approved, but Crist said he's confident it
will pass. (is that what Obama is whispering in his ear?)
The governor over the past week has been traveling the state to announce
key parts of the plan. They include a $535 million increase for public
schools, $100 million more for universities and an additional $67
million for state and community colleges.
Legislative leaders, though, say they are facing another tight budget
year and have been skeptical of Crist's proposals.
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