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Rick Scott vetoes higher education bill, priority for Joe Negron

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Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a wide-sweeping higher education bill, saying the legislation “impedes the ability of state colleges to meet the needs of the communities and families they serve.” The bill (SB 374) was a top priority for Senate President Joe Negron, who has made improving the State University System a cornerstone of his term as Senate President. The bill, among other things, enhanced policy and funding options for state universities to “recruit and retain exemplary faculty, enhance the quality…

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