Fla. Gov. to unveil spending plan for 2014
Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is unveiling his spending priorities for the coming year.
The Republican governor is scheduled to announce his budget recommendations on Wednesday during the annual legislative planning meeting hosted by The Associated Press.
State lawmakers will use the proposed budget as a framework for a final budget that will be passed during the annual session that starts in March.
Scott has already announced key portions of his budget recommendations, including his push to cut more than $500 million in taxes and fees. He has also asked for a $542 million increase for public schools.
The governor has also asked for more money to help the state's beleaguered freshwater springs. Scott also wants the state to spend money hiring more than 400 additional child protection investigators.