Gov. Scott signs state budget with very few vetoes

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Governor Rick Scott decided to cut a lot less from the state budget than what he has done in previous years.

He vetoed $68.9 million all together. Sounds like a lot, but it's less than 0.1 percent of the final number and less than half of what he vetoed last year.

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Hillsborough was one of the highest funded counties. Research group, Florida Taxwatch, recommended the governor veto more than $20 million from the area, but he only got rid of around $1.5 million.

Still, Taxwatch says they're happy with the largest state budget in Florida's history.

"He gut some, but he didn't get them all and we understand that, but he vetoed a lot of things outside of our turkey list as well," said Kurt Wenner with Florida Taxwatch.

The new budget takes effect on July 1.


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