NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Florida's dicey fiscal situation will preclude lawmakers from reviving next year a $250 million economic development fund that helped the Sunshine State attract six research institutes before it was eliminated last year in a budget-cutting move, according to the head of the task force that made the recommendation this week and an aide to the state Senate's second-highest official.

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