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GOP leaders talk about more money for land buying but offer no commitments

Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders expressed support for conservation land-buying on Wednesday but stopped short of committing more money towards those programs.

Florida had the largest land-buying program in the nation from 1990 through 2008 when at least $300 million per year was provided to Florida Forever. Since 2009, the program has received $23 million, or less than 5 percent of its historic annual appropriation.

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