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Florida Senate's New Budget Chair Weighs In On Gov. Scott's Budget Proposal

Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) speaking to reporters following the Senate Appropriation Committee Wednesday.
Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) speaking to reporters following the Senate Appropriation Committee Wednesday.

For the most part, Governor Rick Scott’s $87.4 billion budget proposal appears very promising. That’s according to the Florida Senate’s new budget chairman,  Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island).

Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) speaking to reporters following the Senate Appropriation Committee Wednesday.
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Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) speaking to reporters following the Senate Appropriation Committee Wednesday.

“His priorities align with a lot of the Senate priorities, including the environment as well as higher education,” said Bradley, speaking to reporters. “There are some policy disagreements between the Senate and the governor on higher education. But, his overall financial commitment is something that we’re very comfortable with and we’re excited to work with him.”

Earlier this month, Bradley stepped into a new role as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, after Clearwater Republican Senator Jack Latvala stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.

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