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Gov. Rick Scott's budget rollout Monday will be policy roadmap, political statement



Calling for billions in tax and spending cuts, Gov. Rick Scott will unveil a budget Monday that's as much a policy road map as it is a sweeping political statement. Even Scott's venue for rolling out the budget drips with political symbolism: a tea party rally he helped establish in the small rural town of Eustis, where activists also will celebrate a Florida court ruling against President Barack Obama's health plan. Scott's first proposed budget is his best chance to make good on his campaign promise to run government like an efficient business. It also sets the tone of his relationship with the Legislature, which has to turn his plans into a balanced budget. The $5 billion question: Is Scott's budget realistic? Read more from Marc Caputo here.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:48pm]


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