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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, June 2, signed the state Legislature's $77 billion bud- get. And in the process, he axed $68.9 million of line-item projects, eliminating money for renovations at New College and a young B r a d e n t o n c h a r t e r school that serves low-income families, among other things, while at the same time preserving funding for a new Sarasota County Technical Institute facility in North Port and $5 million for the for-profit IMG Academy. Scott's veto total added up to much less this year than in years past. In 2011, he vetoed $615 million f r o m t h e b u d g e t , b l a s t i n g " s p e c i a l interests" for their "shortsighted, friv - o l o u s , w a s t e - ful spending." Gov. Rick Scott. Photo courtesy SNIP, SNIP PROJECTS AT NEW COLLEGE, BRADENTON CHARTER SCHOOL AMONG THOSE ELIMINATED THIS WEEK BY GOV. RICK SCOTT I could scream and yell, but I must point people to the positive. Darryl Rouson Member Florida House of Representatives District 70 By David Staats Contributing Writer

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