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'In brief,' for 58 pages, here's a close-up look at Florida's budget

Everything you want to know about Florida's new state budget is in an annual report, the Fiscal Analysis in Brief, published by the Legislature. "In brief," it runs for 58 pages.

The report shows the budget's bottom line, after subtracting Gov. Rick Scott's line-item vetoes, is $78,396.5 billion. A few factoids: More than 70 percent of the entire budget is spent on education and health care. Medicaid costs alone are about 33 percent of the budget. The largest budget in state history was in fiscal 2005-06, when Jeb Bush was governor.

The report lists all one-time or nonrecurring appropriations, from $150,000 for Westcare Gulf Coast in St. Petersburg, a substance abuse and mental health provider, to $200,000 for hot meals for the elderly in Hialeah Gardens. The full report is here.

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