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Larry Cretul warns Charlie Crist’s vetoes threaten state’s bond rating

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House Speaker Larry Cretul (R- Ocala) released the following statement regarding Governor Charlie Crist’s budget vetoes: “With the realities of today’s economic challenges, the Legislature had to make difficult decisions in order to responsibly balance the state’s budget. “Unlike the Congress, the Florida Legislature is constitutionally obligated to balance our budget, and therefore spending priorities must be set. In spite of a $3 billion shortfall this year, the House worked to maintain level school funding and put our children’s classrooms…

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Larry Cretul warns Charlie Crist’s vetoes threaten state’s bond rating

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House Speaker Larry Cretul (R- Ocala) released the following statement regarding Governor Charlie Crist’s budget vetoes: “With the realities of today’s economic challenges, the Legislature had to make difficult decisions in order to responsibly balance the state’s budget. “Unlike the Congress, the Florida Legislature is constitutionally obligated to balance our budget, and therefore spending priorities must be set. In spite of a $3 billion shortfall this year, the House worked to maintain level school funding and put our children’s classrooms…

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Dave Aronberg demands answers from Convergys

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From Dave Aronberg: Who knew? When did they know? And what does it mean for Florida’s taxpayers? Last week I asked these and many other questions after it was announced that a massive state contract with a private company, Convergys, had been transferred during the company’s sale to a foreign-owned firm. In December, Florida signed a five-year, $248 million contract with Convergys to manage the human resources for thousands of state employees. Three months later, Convergys announced that it —…

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Marco Rubio: Bailout beneficiaries steered 103K to Charlie Crist’s campaign

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Rubio Campaign: On the morning of a critical vote that will determine the future of Charlie Crist’s sweetheart bailout of one his main campaign contributors, a new report published by the Palm Beach Post reveals Crist has been on the receiving end of more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from “executives, family members, attorneys and lobbyists” linked to the bailout’s beneficiary. According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Crist received 46 contributions totaling $103,987.00 last year and all…

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Marco Rubio: Bailout beneficiaries steered 103K to Charlie Crist’s campaign

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Rubio Campaign: On the morning of a critical vote that will determine the future of Charlie Crist’s sweetheart bailout of one his main campaign contributors, a new report published by the Palm Beach Post reveals Crist has been on the receiving end of more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from “executives, family members, attorneys and lobbyists” linked to the bailout’s beneficiary. According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Crist received 46 contributions totaling $103,987.00 last year and all…

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