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Crist threatens to veto insurance bill

Gov. Charlie Crist this morning threatened to veto the insurance reform bill crafted this weekend because of a provision that would have required Citizens customers to switch to private carriers as long as their rates were not 25 percent higher than what Citizens charged. According to those involved, Crist termed the provision a "deal breaker."

House Speaker Marco Rubio confirmed that House and Senate leaders decided this morning to retool the conference report on the insurance bills to accomodate Crist's concerns. But that decision has delayed the final printing on the conference report and now means a final vote on the bill won't come until later this afternoon.

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