Florida Legislature Set to Pass Budget, Clear Way for Everglades Bonds

Sigo, Shelly
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/27/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31643, p3
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Florida Legislature is poised on May 27, 2003 to pass a $52.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2004 and to reauthorize an $800 million Everglades Restoration Bonds program that was not implemented last year because the bill was challenged in court. The budget before both chambers today includes $1.3 billion from reserves and trust funds that will not be available to fund recurring programs next year. House and Senate leaders agreed on a budget measure that reflects the principles of the Florida House in its consistent call for a family-friendly budget that lives within its means, does not raise taxes, and cares for Florida's most vulnerable citizens


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