Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoes projects in Manatee, Sarasota

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on June 2, 2014 

Gov. Rick Scott speaks Thursday during a campaign stop at Marine Concepts in Bradenton. Standing immediately behind and to the left of Scott are Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and state Rep. Jim Boyd, far left. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald




MANATEE — Two local agencies and a public charter school felt the sting of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto pen Monday.

The governor nixed $1 million for Sarasota’s Circus Arts Conservatory; $250,000 for the Sarasota Fairgrounds; and $50,000 for the Visible Men Academy, a charter school in Bradenton, according to Scott’s office.

They were among $68.9 million in vetoes out of a $71.1 billion state budget, according to information supplied by the governor's office.

Sara Kennedy, Herald reporter, can be reached at 941-745 7031. Follow her on Twitter @sarawrites.

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