Title: $1.65 Billion State Budget Passes House on 81-9 Vote
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Title: $1.65 Billion State Budget Passes House on 81-9 Vote
Alternate Title: Newspaper article by John Van Gieson, "$1.65 Billion State Budget Passes House on 81-9 Vote," citing amendments adopted providing $13.3 million for water control districts. Tampa Tribune,
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Language: English
Creator: Van Gieson, John ( Author )
Publication Date: March 11, 1972
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 1, Folder 7 ( FUNDING WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS ), Item 58
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$1.65 Billion State

Budget Passes House

By JOHN VAN GIESON THE SENATE passed its what's in it or doesn't care
TALLAHASSEE L) The b u d g e t, also appropriating what's in it," Speaker Richard
house passed 81-9 yesterday a $1.65 billion, in less than five Pettigrew, D-Miami, told the
$1.65 billion balanced budget hours last week. house.
recognizing for the first time "Anybody that takes four He said he expected a house
that it costs more to educate hours to pass an appropria- and senate conference corn-
urban children and live in tions bill either doesn't know mittee to be appointed Mon-
cities. day to resolve differences in
The house took 23 hours the two spending bills.
stretched over three days to The budget bills are nearly
pass the budget, which is a identical to the $1.66 billion re-
bare $1.2 million below proj- i q u ested by Gov. Reubin
ectcd revenue for the 1972-73
fiscal year. Please See Page 12, Col. 5


$1.65 Billion State Budget

Passes House On 81-9 Vote

e From Page 1 welfare benefits cut into funds erage, and to bcost state em- both cost of living differentials
slated for the cities, ploye pay and benefits by $49.8 but was defeated 79-21 on the
Askew, but the house had only That $1.2 million is all we million, school spending and by voice
its slim $1.2 million surplus have at the moment for aid to The elements of the pay vote on the pay issue.
left over to aid hard-pressed local governments," said ap- plan are $24 million in salary
cities. Askew had sought $25 propriations committee Chair- hikes, $12.2 million in cost of THE COST of living for-
miion for cities man Rep. Marshall Harris, living differentials, $6 million mulas were developed this
i liD-Miami in reserve to hire new work- year for the first time by
AMENDMENTS adopted ers, $2 million for low paying Harris. They were based on
AMENMENT a ..But Harris carried his fight jobs and $4 million in health the assumption it costs more
Thursday providing $13.3 mil- to provide $18 million to 33 insurance benefits, money to educate children in
lion for water contrn1 districts school systems with costs of Re p. Wa y ne Mixson, big city areas and to work
a police academy and extra living higher than the state av- D-Marianna, led a fight on there, if you are a state emr*
^ ... ....... ......... ..... "Equal money throughout
the state per child is gross in-
equality because it costs dif-
ferent amounts to deliver edu-
cation services in different
areas," Harris said.
Mixson contended that if the
house approved cost of living
differentials in schools "the
net result is in 66 counties
you're going to come out
1 worse than if you spent this
money uniformly." ,
Three Gold Coast counties
are the big gainers under the
cost of living differential:
Dade, $6 million; Broward,
j $3.4 million, and Palm Beach,
$1.5 million.
Mixson said Clay, Indian
River and Martin counties
would be the only others that
would gain by the Harris for-

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