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Crist vetoes coming today



Gov. Charlie Crist this morning will reveal his vetoes to some $1.8 billion in spending cuts the Legislature made two weeks ago.

He said the Legislature exceeded its constitutional duty by $300 million, and his restoration of funding would be far below that "cushion."

When asked to respond to comments that Sen. JD Alexander made about the Legislature's doing the hard work, Crist defended his upcoming vetoes:

"Let’s see what I do when I do it … I’m trying to balance the needs of this state. That’s why we have three branches of government. My goal, my desire, is to help Florida ... I have enormous respect for their hard work, but that doesn’t mean we agree on every little cut."


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:14pm]


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