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Sansom turns off the local pork faucet



Pig Speaker Ray Sansom just announced that he and Senate President Jeff Atwater have agreed that there will be no community budget issue requests this coming legislative session. Not a huge surprise given the budget situation, but the edict is likely to cause a statewide groan.

The local project money, much of it going to worthwhile projects like water plants but some for dubious reasons, is as much a staple in Tallahassee as it is in Washington. (background here.)

"It's going to be sad, it's going to be unsettling, it's going to be unfortunate to the people at home. But we have no money," said Rep. Ron Reagan of Bradenton.


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:48pm]


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