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Florida won’t have much extra money in 2017

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Florida will have very little extra money to spend in the coming year. That means top legislators and Gov. Rick Scott may have slash the state budget to meet some of their promises. The annual forecast released Tuesday shows that despite the state’s gradual economic recovery Florida is expected to bring in just enough money to meet its spending needs. That forecast shows the state will have a surplus of only $7.5 million during the fiscal year that starts in…

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