Fla. House Resurrects 2 Bills Vetoed by Crist

The Florida state house voted Thursday to resurrect two bills vetoed by former Gov. Charlie Crist nearly a year ago.

The GOP has what's known as a veto-proof majority, or enough votes to override a governor's decision to kill a piece of legislation.

In this case, the House restored a bill that would give tax breaks to agricultural land owners.

The more controversial vote deals with legislation to create so-called "slush fund" accounts for legislative leaders.

Crist vetoed that bill, saying it would let special interests unfairly influence the political process by being able to contribute unlimited amounts of money to campaign accounts controlled by the speaker of the house and senate president.

Both vetoes have also been over-ridden by the senate, meaning those bills are now law.


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