Budget passes House appropriations committee

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The House Appropriations Committee approved its draft of the budget for the coming fiscal year, 15-8, over complaints from Democrats about the depth of the cuts in the measure and proposals paving the way for the privatization of prisons in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, reports the News Service of Florida. A measure implementing some budget provisions also passed before the committee took a lunch break.

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