Politics
8:02 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Gov. Scott Vetoes Student Tuition Hike

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida
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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a $74.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and vetoed $368 million in projects.

Scott vetoed 3 percent tuition increases for universities and state colleges and also rejected numerous spending proposals, including $14 million sought by Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, for a project at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City.

In a budget message, Scott touted that the spending plan includes $480 million to raise teacher pay.