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Three of Gov. Scott's priorities not in budget

Final budget includes raises for state workers

April 28, 2017 - 7:00 am

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Lawmakers in Tallahassee have started work on a final budget compromise but Governor Rick Scott says there's something missing: his top three priorities.

"We need to spend 200 million dollars to jump-start fixing Lake Okeechobee Dike," he said. "We need to invest 100 million dollars to continue to market our state so we can continue to get more tourists here and get more jobs here, and we've got to fully fund Enterprise Florida."

If lawmakers won't fund his priorities, Scott says the legislature will be turning its back on the folks back home. 

Florida legislators are close to finalizing a state budget. For the first time in years, it could Include an across-the-board pay raise for state workers.

The governor hasn't issued any veto threats yet... but he's been dropping plenty of hints.

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