TALLAHASSEE--Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday endorsed a 5 percent tuition hike for universities and community colleges and rejected a plea to veto a plan to cut $20 million in water projects from the state budget. ....Related . . .
On the water projects, some lawmakers, including Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, had urged Crist to veto a bill (SB-24C) that cut $20 million in water projects from the state budget.
With the state facing another water crisis, Dockery said it was the wrong time to make the cuts, which she said would amount to a continuing $30 million annual cut in future years if it was not restored. - Crist endorses 5% boost in tuition