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Gov. Rick Scott plans inquiry into why some people were barred from budget signing

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he will launch an inquiry into why people were selectively removed from an event in the Villages where he signed the state's $69.1 billion budget.

But one week after the incident, Scott said he knew few facts about it and refused to say whether he'd be concerned to find out any taxpayers were escorted from the event.

"I heard about some issues, but that was before I got there," Scott said Thursday in his first public comments on the matter.

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[Last modified: Friday, June 3, 2011 6:26am]


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