As Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s $74.1 billion spending plan on Monday, he also used his veto power on a total of $368 million in spending projects.
With speculation mounting that Gov. Rick Scott could sign the Legislature’s proposed $74.5 billion budget as early as Friday, a research organization released its annual list of “turkeys” that it said the governor should consider striking with his line-item veto.
As the Florida Legislature’s 2013 regular session was winding down Friday, both house finally passed the state’s $74.5 billion budget. The massive budget was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott for his signature.
The Florida Legislature appears poised to give final approval to the state’s $74.5 billion budget and send it to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Friday.
Just days after the Florida Senate passed its budget, the House is poised to give final approval to its version of a $74 billion budget.
The state’s massive $74 billion spending plan received a unanimous vote of approval from the Senate Wednesday morning.
State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.
As Florida continues to slowly pull out of the recession, state lawmakers aren’t behind a billion dollar eight ball as they try to come up with a budget.
On Friday evening, the Pentagon sent a blunt warning to Gov. Rick Scott that spells out the cloudy impact on the Sunshine State.
State legislators are questioning the rationale of several items in Governor Rick Scott’s $74.2 billion proposed budget.