Among the added requests include civics classes in schools and
the first television camera operator in the governor's office.
Those requests and others are offset by 700 (m) million dollars
in anticipated savings partly due to lower Medicaid caseloads and
the replacement of some tax revenue for education with income from
heavily taxed slot machines in Broward County.
Crist needs the Legislature's approval for the budget
In a letter to legislative leaders, Crist also requests an
additional 85 (m) million dollars to build more than four thousand
more prison beds.