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DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised lawmakers for exceeding his request for spending …

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Scott Higher Education Formula: Low Costs, More Quality

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday told state university leaders that he wants to elevate Florida’s higher-education system to the top in the nation in order to continue to produce a workforce that will attract companies and jobs. With Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.6 percent ahead of the national …

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Scott Pitches Septic Replacement Amid Algae Woes

Money to reduce the use of septic systems will be in Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for next year, as the state grapples with swirling green algae coating waterways in parts of the Treasure Coast. However, incoming Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said that while cleaning runoff and replacing septic …

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