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Timing is everything: Rick Scott cuts budget for Bethel AME Church in St. Pete

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With little fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott signed Florida’s record budget Tuesday morning, totaling nearly $80 billion. And with an equal lack of surprise, Scott inserted more than $461 million in line-item vetoes – another state record. Among Tampa Bay-area projects not surviving the chopping block was $240,956 set aside for the restoration of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Second Ave. South in St. Petersburg. The project was not momentous, compared to many others that were dropped. No one would…

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