BRADENTON, Fla. - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday proposed a $66.5 billion budget for fiscal 2010 that includes $2.5 billion of debt.

Calling it a bridge to better times, Crist recommended using $3.2 billion in federal stimulus money in the current fiscal year, and $4.7 billion in the fiscal 2010 budget, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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