Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendations will not be released until next week, but the kind of proposals his office has preferred so far reveal his approach to providing the savings he promised as a candidate.
Gov. Rick Scott met formally with his Cabinet for the first time Wednesday, and all members appear intent on finding ways to cut spending by merging, consolidating or eliminating programs or agencies in their departments.
When Florida’s legislators gather in March for the 2011 legislative session, tackling the state’s $3.5 billion deficit will be one of their most difficult tasks. Many states face similar (or worse) situations, but that fact won’t make it any easier.