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Governor's budget warns ports against doing business with Cuba



A week after threatening Florida ports with retaliation if they do business with Cuba, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is using his proposed state budget to further make the point.

Buried on page 222 of his 363 page state budget is a line prohibiting money from a pot of $176 million for various port improvements from going to any facilities the does business with the communist nation.

In the budget, Scott’s administration says no money can go to “infrastructure projects that result in the expansion of trade with the Cuban dictatorship because of their continued human rights abuses.”

[Last modified: Monday, March 6, 2017 2:03pm]


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