Scott eyes budget turkeys hoping they’re ‘not enough’ to cause problemsby John Kennedy | March 6th, 2012
A year after he vetoed a record $615 million from the state budget, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday night that he’s still sizing up this year’s version of the state spending plan set for a final vote Friday.
The $70 billion budget does include the $1 billion boost for public schools that he sought. But it also includes millions of dollars in hometown projects – many of them tucked into the budget just hours before it was sent to printers.
“I understand there’s a billion dollars in there for education, which is the biggest thing,” Scott said.”It looks like the tax reductions for small businesses are in there, which is really important to me. So, I’m hopeful that there are not enough things in there that cause me any problems.”