Just a few hours after signing the state budget, Governor Rick Scott talked with WLRN’s Phil Latzman. They talked not only about his budget vetoes and why there are fewer this year, but also about whether the governor’s learned a thing or too about dealing with the Legislature.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRickScottQAwithlatzman.mp3]
While Governor Scott is pleased that he was able to make substantial cuts to the budget, saving Florida billions of dollars, not everyone is happy with his decisions. Florida Representative Chuck Chestnut says he disagrees with Scott on some of the decisions he’s made.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Chestnut4budget.mp3]
Representative Chestnut says for any politician, it is difficult satisfying so many groups’ needs, and there needs to be a balance in priorities. He believes healthcare and public safety come before education, as Scott had prioritized.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Chestnut1budget.mp3]
Tune in to Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM this week for more coverage of Scott’s budget decisions and reactions to them.