If lawmakers vote during the special session, which is scheduled for June 7 to 9, to keep Visit Florida's funding at $76 million it would save the tourism organization from a 67 percent funding cut next year that would cap its funding at $25 million. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. "With the increase funds to K-12, that really takes a lot of the concern away from the opponents" of HB 7069, a charter-school-friendly $419 million schools bill that was a Corcoran priority.
In return for reaching a compromise on his top priorities, the governor is expected to sign a wide-sweeping education bill (HB 7069), a top priority for Corcoran, and a higher education bill (SB 374), a top priority for Negron.
The special session, which could cost as much as $72,000 a day, will begin Tuesday.
During the session, lawmakers will also pour in enough money to increase the amount spent on each public school student by $100 more. It would give Scott a chance to renew his pitch for $85 million in economic-development incentives and $100 million for tourism-marketer Visit Florida.
The extra education spending will also make it possible to open more charter schools, a Scott priority.
The press conference comes days after legislative leaders sent the governor Florida's budget. Scott had initially sought a $216 per pupil increase.
Scott, who chairs the Enterprise Florida board, has expressed anger with the funding package but hasnt indicated if hell sign the $82.4 billion budget before a June 15 deadline or detailed the extent of potential vetoes.
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School superintendents, parent-teacher groups and the state's teacher union have been calling on Scott to veto the bill.
Along with rejecting Scotts request for business-incentive money, the budget would reduce the agencys funding for general operations from $23.5 million in the current year.
But lawmakers eliminated the pot of cash known as the Quick Action Closing Fund from Enterprise Florida's offerings.
"I think we have the outlines for a tremendous session, a productive session and one that will do great things for the people of Florida", Corcoran said Friday.
But first, they have to reach an agreement on the legislation - something they have been unable to do since talks broke down the final day of the regular session last month. "I don't have information that that's changed at this point", he said, adding that House and Senate bills were "very, very close" by the end of the regular session. While Corcoran criticized a $1 million promotional contract with rapper Pitbull and likened economic incentives to "corporate welfare", Scott toured the state labeling Corcoran and other House members as "job killers".
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