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Crist on Florida Stimulus

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Gov. Charlie Crist says the federal
stimulus bill will bring tens of thousands of jobs to Florida and
hopefully help plug holes in the state budget.
Of the estimated $10 billion Florida will receive, Crist says
about $1.3 billion will go toward local and state transportation
projects. Crist said 28,000 jobs are created for every $1 billion
spent in that area.
At a Friday press conference, the governor called the stimulus,
"a great infusion for Florida.''
The House is slated to vote on a compromise stimulus bill Friday
before the bill goes to the Senate.


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