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Byline: David Twiddy
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. _ Budget cuts, take two.
Three and a half weeks after their initial attempt to balance the state budget imploded, lawmakers return to Tallahassee this week to try again _ albeit with more of the groundwork completed this time.
Gov. Jeb Bush has called the Legislature into a second two-week special session to deal with a $1.3 billion shortfall in state revenue brought on by a slowing economy and a terrorism-throttled tourism industry. It will last until Dec. 6.
Senators will find out Monday how much more they will have to slash from state programs, which already were reeling from about $800 million in cuts proposed during the first session.
House members, by contrast, will be able to return some of the $1.6 billion in long-term cuts they offered.
But the key …