Florida Gov. Signs Budget, Vetoes $256 Million as Promised - NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Gov. Signs Budget, Vetoes $256 Million as Promised

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    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a new state budget and vetoed more than $256 million of spending.

    Scott signed the $82 billion budget on Thursday, following through with planned budget vetoes he announced earlier this week.

    State legislators wrapped up their annual session last week. They approved a budget that did not include many of Scott's top priorities.

    The Republican governor vetoed dozens of spending items, including money for roads, cultural projects, health care and law-enforcement programs.

    This year's total amount of budget vetoes is less than half of what the governor eliminated last year. Last year, his nearly $500 million worth of budget vetoes sparked the ire of top legislators since they came with little notice.

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