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Gov Scott Introduces $87.4B Budget

The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott is unveiling his final budget proposal in office.  

But with a widely rumored U.S. Senate bid in the works, Scott is swinging for the fences with a spending plan almost $4 billion larger than the one he proposed last year.

“This budget is $87.4 billion," Scott says,  "It includes tax cuts historic investments for families and over five billion dollars in reserves.”

The budget Governor Scott approved earlier this year came in at $82.9 billion—a bit lower than his initial proposal.  His new plan represents a 5.4 percent bump on current spending.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.