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Pruitt, Crist on boot camp report



Rc_3 Senate President Ken Pruitt offered a measured response to the report calling for a smaller settlement in the death of Martin Lee Anderson. But Gov. Charlie Crist said he's not backing down from $5-million.

"The report issued today represents a judicious evaluation of the facts before the Special Masters," Pruitt said in a statement.

Crist, meanwhile, writes Pruitt and House Speaker Marco Rubio that he doesn't support any less: "I remain steadfast in my desire to properly compensate this family for their loss. To that end, I remain committed in support of the payment of five million dollars from the legislature." (Click to see letter) Rubio's spokeswoman said he wouldn't be commenting on the content of the special master's recommendation.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:44pm]


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