House Set to Vote on Fla. Budget Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is set to vote on a proposed $65.1 billion budget that's split into two separate bills.

House action Friday will set the stage for negotiations with the Senate, which passed its plan Thursday.

The House version (HB 5001, HB 5101) would spend more than $549 million less than the Senate bill (SB 2600).

The Senate bill includes a $1-a-pack increase in Florida's cigarette tax and other revenue-raising provisions not in the House plan.

Also, the House would cut most state employee salaries by 4 or 5 percent.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Lake CityA on Apr 21, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    Thanks Legistlatures We the State workers appreciate the sacrifice you've done at our expense,, we work harder for you to get more again Thanks for nothing.
  • by Ann Location: Tallahassee on Apr 17, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    Once again the House wants to cut salaries of state employees. They need to cut their own pay. Most of them make plenty of money in their own private jobs. Then they get free health insurance. Once again they are going to raise our insurance rates but not going to pay a dime for their own. Also, what about the people that work for them. They get theirs free also. Let these illustrious House members live for three months on the salaries of most state employees and see how it feels.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    great lets all go pay $10 for cigarettes and help out our economy more!!! NOT!!!!
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