Scott To Release Budget Plan Monday In Jacksonville

Nov 22, 2015

Gov. Scott, seen here at an earlier press conference, will present his 2016-17 budget Monday morning at Harbinger Signs in Jacksonville.
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Gov. Rick Scott will hold a news conference Monday in Jacksonville to release his 2016-17 budget proposal, an initial step as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a spending plan early next year.

Scott, who will hold the news conference at 10 a.m. at Harbinger Sign in Jacksonville, has already made clear that he will push for large tax cuts next year and that he wants to create a $250 million fund for economic incentives.

Scott also has said he will propose additional money for issues such as upgrading Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime labs and improving mental-health and substance-abuse services.

Lawmakers will consider Scott's budget proposals during the 2016 legislative session, which starts Jan. 12. The 2016-17 fiscal year starts July 1.