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Scott to Cut $100 Million of "Government Waste"

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he wants to cut the state budget by $100 million next year.

The Scott administration on Tuesday gave a broad outline of some budget recommendations the governor will push for in 2014.

Scott has already pledged to use an expected budget surplus to cut taxes and fees by $500 million.

But now Scott is also vowing to ``cut government waste'' by $100 million and to block borrowing money for new roads and school buildings unless there are ``specific'' reasons why the state should go ahead with the project.

The Scott administration did not explain why it had chosen a figure of $100 million in cuts.

Florida's overall budget this year is roughly $74 billion. State legislators will pass a new budget in the spring.

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