Gov. Scott will release budget next Wednesday

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Gov. Rick Scott will release his 2012-13 budget recommendations Dec. 7, as lawmakers get ready to grapple with a shortfall of up to $2 billion — and state programs brace for another round of spending cuts, reports the News Service of Florida. Scott’s office confirmed the date Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear whether he would release the recommendations in Tallahassee or elsewhere. Last year, Scott proposed his budget in the Lake County town of Eustis during a Tea Party-flavored event.

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