PANAMA CITY — Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that Florida won’t be in the “game for economic development” after lawmakers rejected his proposals for spending on business incentives and tourism marketing.
But he gave little indication about how he will handle an $82.4 billion state budget approved by the Legislature late Monday.
Scott, speaking after an event to mark GKN Aerospace’s decision to open a facility near the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, said his staff is just starting to review the spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year that was “done in secret.”
“We’re learning what is in there,” Scott said. “But here’s what we do know: We do know that they turned their back on economic development. So we’re not going to be in the game for economic development.”