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Updated: 02/14/2017 08:30:00AM

More legal assistance needed

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This past week, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his budget proposal for the year that begins July 1. We recounted some, but not all, of the highlights and lowlights in this space on Saturday.

Here’s another lowlight: While the governor’s proposal called for spending $83.5 billion, a record amount, he couldn’t spare a dime for legal assistance for Floridians who can’t afford to hire lawyers in civil court, where noncriminal cases are handled.

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