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Florida Gov. and legislative leaders work out budget deal

Posted at 9:58 AM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 13:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --  Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing $410 million in projects from the new state budget.

Scott announced Friday that as part of a budget deal reached with state legislators he is going to veto individual spending items instead of vetoing the entire $82.4 billion budget.

The money will be used to pay for some of Scott's top priorities and to boost money for public schools.

Legislators will return for a special session next week where they are expected to approve spending $100 more for each public school student. The budget approved in May only increased student funding by $24 more.

The governor had been threatening to veto the entire budget after lawmakers slashed money to the state's tourism marketing agency.

The session is scheduled for June 7 through June 9.