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House budget spreads cuts across agencies

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The Florida House of Representatives on Friday released a $69.2 billion budget that frees up money for schools and avoids the deep cuts to hospitals proposed by Gov. Rick Scott.

The full budget released Friday, along with related bills discussed this week in committees, would address funding shortfalls for state courts, school construction and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. It would exceed some of Scott's recommendations, such as the $1 billion funding increase he is seeking for schools, but fall short of others, such as the $236 million he sought for economic incentives.

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