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Scott: Yes on Springs, No on Marijuana

Gov. Rick Scott  says he will ask for $55 million in the 2014-15 budget to protect Florida’s springs, the Florida Current reports. Reaction to his announcement among lawmakers and environmentalists was mostly positive. It’s an increase in funding from last year, the Current reports.

Meanwhile, the Florida Current also reports the governor is opposed to allowing medical marijuana in Florida. Voters may have a chance to consider a constitutional amendment that would permit the use of medical marijuana, provided  enough signatures are collected and the ballot language is approved by the state Supreme Court. Scott says if the amendment ends up on the ballot, he will vote against it when he goes to his polling place. 

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