Capitol preview: What to expect this week in Florida politics

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The big news this week will be Gov. Rick Scott’s roll-out of his proposed budget for the year. With the state facing a nearly $2 billion budget shortfall, the spending plan for the next fiscal year is expected to be austere yet again, and Scott has been working to lower expectations through public announcements.

Scott releases the budget proposal on Wednesday

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