Watch Scott whack the budget liveby Dara Kam | May 26th, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott‘s got the $69.7 billion budget to sign today, but the state’s spending plan will likely be considerably leaner after the first-year governor is done.
Scott is expected to make history by red-lining in excess of Gov. Charlie Crist‘s record-setting $459.2 million in vetoes in 2007, also the governor’s first year as state CEO.
Scott’s turned the budget signing ceremony into a public spectacle in The Villages, a favorite stumping ground for the conservative Republican, where he’ll be surrounded by tea party supporters. Previous governors have held more subdued signing events inside the Capitol.
Those who can’t make it to Central Florida can watch Scott wield his veto pen via the internet.
Log onto http://www.rickscottforflorida.com/livestream/ shortly before 1 p.m. to join in.