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Gov. Rick Scott wants veto money to go toward Florida education

After initially recommending lawmakers cut education spending, Gov. Rick Scott will now ask legislators to spend more — three weeks after the final budget vote.

Scott today is expected to veto hundreds of millions of dollars out of the $69.7 billion budget the Legislature approved on May 6. In a radio interview this morning, Scott said he'll ask lawmakers to put that money back into schools.

"I'm going to suggest all that money oughta be put back into education, where we need to make sure we are educating our kids and we have the best educated workforce in the country," Scott said on 92.5 FOX NEWS in Fort Myers.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:30pm]


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