Governor Scott calls special session to rework Florida's budget

Governor Scott calls special session to rework Florida's budget

Leaders of the public-private Enterprise Florida, as they began a two-day meeting Thursday in Tallahassee, outlined plans to alter marketing but otherwise mostly expressed disappointment in the spending package lawmakers formally sent Scott on Wednesday. But even a cursory look at the line by line vetoes reveals the extent to which Scott was willing to veto local needs with immediate impacts for at least some of his more amorphous priorities-as critics of spending on Visit Florida and economic development had seen it-that may or may not yield tangible results.

Scott officially signed the Legislature's budget Friday while vetoing the section dealing with per-pupil education funding.

For instance, Scott eliminated $1.9 million in funding for two University of Florida education learning centers, arguing the school could fund the projects out of the $741 million it would receive in the coming year. It also has big cuts in hospital payments, raises for state workers and money to help divert polluted water from Lake Okeechobee away from estuaries on both coasts, another Negron priority. Instead, it will be spent on workforce training as well as public works projects such as roads.

Governor Rick Scott is making some bold moves. The new money should get that increase up to $100 per student, which is particularly welcome in a state that lags well below the national average.

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"Unless the governor vetoes HB 7069, there isn't enough money to offset the incredible damage that will hit our public schools", McCall said.

Scott unsuccessfully asked for $250 million a year ago for incentives, and this year his request was for $85 million to fund the Quick Action Closing Fund. "Our students are the future of our great state and I know Speaker Corcoran is committed to our students, parents and teachers and ensuring Florida offers a world-class education to students at all levels". The governor had traveled the state, bashing Corcoran and lawmakers who supported his position on incentives.

The House and Senate remain divided on the issue, Galvano said Friday.

For weeks Scott has hinted he could veto the entire $82.4 billion spending bill.

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Democrats who opposed the education bill quickly lambasted Scott and Republicans. Sen.

"I hope everybody remembers that this is the day that for sure we start not being competitive", Scott said.

Miami-Dade's cost of living is so high that public school teachers struggle to afford to live here.

Next week's special session will also be used to allow legislators to write the rules for implementing the medical marijuana constitutional amendment approved by voters in November. Corcoran said medical marijuana is not now on the list of special session issues, but that it could be added over the weekend.

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