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Sadowski Housing Coalition cheers record Florida budget for funding affordable housing

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Affordable housing programs received a significant boost in Florida’s record $79 billion budget passed this afternoon, says Jaimie Ross of the Sadowski Housing Coalition. In a statement issued soon after the House approved the General Appropriations Act of 2015-16, Ross, who serves as organizer of the Sadowski Coalition and president of the Florida Housing Coalition, celebrated the $175 million from Florida’s housing trust funds toward housing. The House passed a last-minute spending plan 96-17 at about 6 p.m., a half-hour…

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House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford laments ‘missed opportunities’ in budget

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A final vote on the record-breaking $79 billion budget Friday evening brought a disappointing end to Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session, according to House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford. “I think of all the missed opportunities,” said the West Palm Beach Democrat, who faces term limits in 2016. “As much as this budget funds many good programs and projects, he added. “Our issue is with what might have been.” The House passed a last-minute spending plan 96-17 at just about 6 p.m., a…

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