Members of the Florida Cabinet stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, March 3, 2015. Less than two months ago, an enthusiastic Gov. Rick Scott, fresh off his reelection victory, unveiled his plan to spend Florida’s $1 billion surplus. Tax cuts to the tune of $673 million. A record level of per-student spending. More money for Bright Futures scholarships. But as the release of the House and Senate budgets showed on Friday, Florida’s financial picture has changed dramatically since then. And Scott, who’s gotten used to having much of his agenda endorsed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in past years, could be due for a disappointment.
Members of the Florida Cabinet stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, March 3, 2015. Less than two months ago, an enthusiastic Gov. Rick Scott, fresh off his reelection victory, unveiled his plan to spend Florida’s $1 billion surplus. Tax cuts to the tune of $673 million. A record level of per-student spending. More money for Bright Futures scholarships. But as the release of the House and Senate budgets showed on Friday, Florida’s financial picture has changed dramatically since then. And Scott, who’s gotten used to having much of his agenda endorsed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in past years, could be due for a disappointment. Scott Keeler AP
Members of the Florida Cabinet stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, March 3, 2015. Less than two months ago, an enthusiastic Gov. Rick Scott, fresh off his reelection victory, unveiled his plan to spend Florida’s $1 billion surplus. Tax cuts to the tune of $673 million. A record level of per-student spending. More money for Bright Futures scholarships. But as the release of the House and Senate budgets showed on Friday, Florida’s financial picture has changed dramatically since then. And Scott, who’s gotten used to having much of his agenda endorsed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in past years, could be due for a disappointment. Scott Keeler AP

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