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Late-night deal reached on a nearly $70 billion spending plan

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From the Florida Current: House and Senate budget negotiators racing against the clock reached a deal late Monday night on a nearly $70 billion spending plan. The last-minute agreement means that state lawmakers will be able to end the 2010 session on time. The final deal came amid a flurry of last-minute changes, including a decision to spare state libraries from budget cuts, an agreement to offer help to financially ailing Jackson Memorial Hospital and a boost of $50 million…

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