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Another year, another state budget shortfall



State economists on Tuesday pegged the next revenue shortfall at between $1.3-billion and $1.7-billion over a two-year period, as tax collections continue to lag behind projections, The Associated Press reported.

That projection is likely going to force Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators to cut programs and services when they go back into session in January.

"We're going to have a budget deficit," Scott said during a midday speech to business owners in Tallahassee. "We're going to have to go through the same thing of how you prioritize those dollars." 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:22pm]


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