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Tens of millions of ‘turkeys’ in state budget

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Steve Bosquet reports: In a bleak budget with more cuts to human services programs, state lawmakers are following a time-honored practice: stashing away tens of millions of dollars in hometown spending to appease constituents in an election year. Many of the budget earmarks — nicknamed “turkeys” by some in Tallahassee — surfaced for the first time in the past few days and some didn’t come up until almost midnight Monday in the final negotiating session. The budget landed on lawmakers’…

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Tens of millions of ‘turkeys’ in state budget

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Steve Bousquet reports: In a bleak budget with more cuts to human services programs, state lawmakers are following a time-honored practice: stashing away tens of millions of dollars in hometown spending to appease constituents in an election year. Many of the budget earmarks — nicknamed “turkeys” by some in Tallahassee — surfaced for the first time in the past few days and some didn’t come up until almost midnight Monday in the final negotiating session. The budget landed on lawmakers’…

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