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House releases document listing state budget line items by county

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The House released a county-by-county list of budget line items Tuesday, ranging from a $26.8 million loan for a highway project in Alachua County to $64,820 in adult education money in Washington County.

Speaker Richard Corcoran’s office dropped the list without comment, but it followed by four days Florida TaxWatch’s annual list of budgetary “turkeys” — line items included without sufficient public scrutiny or ranking low on the state’s priority lists.

TaxWatch asked Gov. Rick Scott to veto projects totalling $178 million.

“This report was produced prior to the veto process,” the House document notes.

The list includes transportation projects valued at $1 million or more, library, cultural, and historical preservation items, plus beach management projects. It does not include public school money divided among the counties by the state education bureaucracy.

The document contains a second list of projects divided between multiple counties.

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