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Governor signs state budget — minus nearly $12 billion in line item vetoes

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Gov. Rick Scott signed a nearly $83 billion state budget Friday, and released a list of line item vetoes amounting to nearly $12 billion. The vetoes included individual projects worth $409 million — much of the rest represented Scott’s rejection of efforts to take money from dedicated trust funds. As promised during a morning news conference, Scott vetoed $11.5 billion associated with the Florida Education Finance Program — money for the public schools. “I am also vetoing General Revenue funds which…

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