BRADENTON, Fla. — The Florida Senate Budget Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a $70.7 billion budget for fiscal 2013 that sets the stage for controversy by transferring toll revenue from local agencies to the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, and placing restrictions on bond issuance for the foreseeable future.

In what is believed to be another attempt to consolidate the local agencies into the state fold, the Senate budget would roll the entire Mid-Bay Bridge Authority into the Turnpike enterprise, and place spending limits on the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.

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