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House freshmen get educated on how state budgetary ‘sausage’ is made

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Florida House freshmen attended an introductory course to writing a state budget Tuesday. They learned that the process gives them sweeping authority, but within the limits of fiscal reality. At present, Florida government is running a $3 billion reserve within a total budget of around $83.5 billion. But if spending continues at existing levels, that reserve will fall by half by this time next year. And if that happens, the state will find it impossible to maintain its ability to…

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