Fla. Gov. Signs $74B Budget, Strikes $368M In Local Projects

Law360, Miami (May 20, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed the state's record $74.1 billion appropriations budget, but used his line-item veto to cut $368 million in special legislative projects, including millions in localized health care funding and a public-private partnership to create a renewable energy institute at a state university.

Scott also vetoed the Legislature's recommended 3 percent tuition hike for public colleges, citing the importance of keeping education costs low.

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