Gov. Rick Scott to debut budget at tea party event
Gov. Rick Scott has decided to roll out his budget in the rural town of Eustis next Monday after reaching out to an umbrella of tea party groups. A Scott spokesman confirmed that Scott would roll it out in Eustis, but wouldn't say if he'd travel to Tallahassee to chat about his budget (like the other governors before him) with the people who would cover it: The Florida Press Corps. "He's not just the governor of Tallahassee or the governor for the press corps, he's the governor for all of Florida," said spokesman Brian Hughes. From what we hear, Scott asked the tea-party folks to set up the event. He'll have a closed lunch with tea party supporters and then an open press event.
Marc Caputo, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau