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Haitian American history money eliminated

The Senate just backed off its push to put $50,000 toward Haitian American history in the preK-12 budget, which had House members asking Rep. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, whether that means the Task Force on African American history is restored to $100,000 funding.

No, Flores said. The money goes back into school recognition funding, where it started, and African American history funding stays at $50,000.

"That's awful," said Rep. Joe Gibbons, D-Pembroke Park.

On Friday, Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, denied the move was a member project, saying that "some of the members wanted to be able to, if we had African American history, then Haitian American history ought to be included." 

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