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Budget Hits Gov. Scott's Desk

Governor's Press Office
Credit Governor's Press Office

After weeks in a holding pattern, Florida Governor Rick Scott has the budget for the coming fiscal year on his desk.

State lawmakers have delivered the 80 plus billion dollar general appropriations bill to the governor.  Scott has fifteen days to sign off, decide on line-item vetoes or reject the measure outright.  The bill passed both chambers with a veto-proof majority.   

But some Democrats, upset with leadership crafting the budget and a handful of other priority spending bills behind closed doors, have offered publicly to help the governor push back a veto-override.  

Those other spending measures still haven’t hit the governor’s desk, and allying himself now with Democrats could come back to haunt him if he runs for a new office in 2018.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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