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Budget turkey list: 41 projects, $60 million

Florida TaxWatch has identified 41 projects worth $60.6 million that is says bypassed the normal budgeting process. Although the total is about four times as much as last year, it's historically low compared to years when lawmakers appropriated between $200 million and $300 million on turkeys.

Because the figure is a small fraction of total state spending, some of questioned whether the excersize is "worth the squeeze."

"This year, every million dollars was worth the squeeze," said TaxWatch President Dominic Calabro.

Almost half of the list is taken up by three items: two $10 million transportation projects for various counties that are not on the DOT work plan, as well as $8.5 million for an FAMU-Crestview Center. Miami-Dade (home county of House budget chief David Rivera, who's running for Congress) scored the top number of projects, with a dozen.

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GEORGE FULLER


It is obvious Garcia and Rivera are closet open border guys.

Neither of these guys understands the Rule of Law and forget the Hispanic population in Florida is not the majority.

I would rather see Florida with one vacant seat in Congress than either of these two racists.

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