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Rick Scott demands full funding for tourism, development

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Rick Scott did not look like he was negotiating. The governor fired a shot over the bow of the Legislature, all but demanding full funding in the state budget for his 2017-18 priorirites: $200 million to begin fixing the dike at Lake Okeechobee, $100 million for VISIT FLORIDA, and salvaging Enterprise Florida from House Speaker Richard Corcoran‘s wrecking ball. “All three of those project impact jobs,” he said. “And whatever happens after this session—I’ll have 610 days to go—I’ll spend…

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