Governor Rick Scott to Propose 2-year Florida Budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hollywood, FL (AP) - A spokesman says Gov. Rick Scott will propose a two-year rather than an annual budget for Florida.

Scott communications director Brian Burgess on Friday wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press that based on the governor's business experience, he believes it's best to look beyond immediate impact.

The Florida Constitution, though, requires annual budgets.

He'll release his first budget proposal Monday at a tea party rally in Eustis.

Scott, a former health care executive, earlier Friday sought business support for his spending plan in Hollywood.

It was one of several stops he's made across the state this week to talk about his plan to slash spending by $5 billion and cut property and business taxes by more than $2 billion.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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