TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into office promising to tame government spending, signed into law on Monday a record $77 billion budget for the coming year.
Scott not only approved the new budget, but he also used a light touch on his budget vetoes during his fourth year in office. The nearly $69 million in line-item vetoes — which included money for a Jacksonville dog park and a Miami observation tower — marked the lowest total during his term.
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