TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a deficit-elimination package after vetoing spending cuts and fund shifts totaling $364 million.
Crist signed a revised budget Tuesday for the year ending June 30 and a series of conforming bills that lawmakers passed during a special legislative session earlier this month.
The plan is designed to plug a budget hole of at least $2.3 billion.
Some of the spending cuts Crist restored will avert more layoffs of probation officers, continue the state's popular Florida Forever environmental land-buying program and give board-certified teachers the full bonuses they had been promised.
Crist, though, declined to veto a $190 million spending cut for affordable housing.
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