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Sen. Charlie Justice urges Charlie Crist to veto pork projects

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Sen. Charlie Justice (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Governor Crist urging his veto of frivolous member projects added to the budget in the waning hours of session. “I write this letter to urge your veto of member projects that made it into the state budget at a time when we are struggling to meet the funding needs for education, healthcare and economic development.” “…newspapers have noted projects totaling well over $40 million. These estimates do not include a line…

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