After weeks in a holding pattern, Florida Governor Rick Scott has the budget for the coming fiscal year on his desk.
State lawmakers have delivered the 80 plus billion dollar general appropriations bill to the governor. Scott has fifteen days to sign off, decide on line-item vetoes or reject the measure outright. The bill passed both chambers with a veto-proof majority.
But some Democrats, upset with leadership crafting the budget and a handful of other priority spending bills behind closed doors, have offered publicly to help the governor push back a veto-override.
Those other spending measures still haven’t hit the governor’s desk, and allying himself now with Democrats could come back to haunt him if he runs for a new office in 2018.