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State refusing to pay two bills for 'Taj Mahal' courthouse



Florida's taxpayers will not pay all of the bills for furnishing the posh new 1st District Court of Appeal building, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said.

In letters to Senate President Mike Haridopolos and House Speaker Dean Cannon released Thursday, Atwater said he has refused to pay $357,000 for framed photographs ordered by judges at the court and an additional $18,647 pledged for building and refinishing furniture.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 9:36am]


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