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Governor Rick Scott signed the 2013-2014 state budget into law today after vetoing a 3 percent tuition increase for Florida colleges and universities, as well as over $368 million in lawmaker pet-projects.

Despite pushback from some lawmakers over the tuition issue, Scott said in his veto message that he believes "it is incumbent upon state leaders to ensure the cost of higher education remains accessible to as many Floridians as possible."