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Fla. Deficit-Elimination Set for Vote

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

The House and Senate will vote the plan up or down Wednesday. It cannot be amended.

Republicans control both chambers and have enough votes to pass the package even if most Democrats oppose it as they did when differing versions cleared the House and Senate last week.

It'll plug a budget hole of at least $2.3 billion and give the state a cushion against additional shortfalls. The plan combines spending cuts with reserves, raids on trust funds, higher traffic fines and a tax on nursing homes.


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