Sen. Joe Negron, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee,said last week that one of his budget priorities is ensuring the state has adequate reserve funds. File photo,
After three straight years of budget shortfalls, state economists have predicted a budget surplus for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. That has sent lobbyists, state agencies, lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott’s administration searching for wish lists that have gathered cobwebs since the onset of the Great Recession.
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