TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing a nearly $74.2 billion budget for the coming year.
The Republican governor announced his spending plan on Wednesday during the annual legislative planning meeting hosted by The Associated Press.
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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 a push for nearly $600 million in tax cuts.
His budget includes bonuses for state workers but no across-the-board pay raises.
Scott is also proposing that tuition rates for colleges and universities remain at current levels.
The budget does include some cuts in various agencies, but most of the jobs that are being eliminated are vacant.
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