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Scott says he wants $100 million in cuts

4:16 PM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he wants to cut the state budget by $100 million next year.

The Scott administration on Tuesday gave a broad outline of some budget recommendations the governor will push for in 2014.

Scott has already pledged to use an expected budget surplus to cut taxes and fees by $500 million.

But now Scott is also vowing to "cut government waste" by $100 million and to block borrowing money for new roads and school buildings unless there are "specific" reasons why the state should go ahead with the project.

The Scott administration did not explain why it had chosen a figure of $100 million in cuts.

Florida's overall budget this year is roughly $74 billion. State legislators will pass a new budget in the spring.

Associated Press

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