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Weatherford Says FL Poly No "Disaster"

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Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, told The Ledger Wednesday that he did not call Florida's newest university a "disaster," as had earlier been reported. He said his remarks to the editorial board of the Tampa Tribune earlier in the week were directed toward a request by Florida Polytechnic for additional state funds.

Florida Polytechnic's board of trustees had discussed asking for $25 million to help with the school's creation, but later decided against it.  

Weatherford told the Ledger that when asked about the $25 million request, he said "I think it's a disaster because I believe the whole deal was they wouldn't be coming back and asking for money. That was a disaster."

You can read the entire Ledger article here:http://www.theledger.com/article/20130227/POLITICS/130229339/1134?p=2&tc=pg

 

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