Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday signed into law Florida’s revised fiscal 2009 budget, which was passed during a special legislative session earlier this month after he exercised his line-item veto power to restore $91 million in general revenue funding.

Crist’s actions restored a number of items cut by the Legislature, including funding for the Florida Forever bond program. He said he took the actions to preserve the state’s investment in public safety, K-12 classrooms and teachers, critical services to vulnerable children, elders, and persons with disabilities, as well as land conservation efforts, economic development, and the Florida National Guard.

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