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Florida Senate releases stimulus wish list

Sen. Jeff Atwater sent a letter to U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart spelling out what lawmakers would like to see in terms of stimulus dollars. Read it here. He specifies that stimulus money would be spent on Medicaid, teacher merit pay and national board certification. He also says the Senate would use it to generate jobs "linked to our research universities" and to also fund the state's economic development pot called the Quick Action Closing fund. They even say they'd try to use it to stabilize the state catastrophe fund.