Reuters: Florida governor signs record $77 billion state budget


Governor Rick Scott (Source: Reuters)


Florida Governor Rick Scott used his veto pen sparingly on Monday, signing a record $77 billion state budget that balanced spending on programs favored by his Republican supporters in the state legislature against the concerns of fiscally conservative voters, reports Reuters.

Scott, who dubbed his plan a “tax-cut budget” when he sent it to the legislature early this year, used his line-item veto to axe only $69 million from the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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