- House News
- Statement by Speaker Cannon on Governor Scott Signing the 2012-2013 State Budget
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2012
Contact: Katie Betta
Statement by Speaker Cannon on Governor Scott Signing the 2012-2013 State Budget
Tallahassee–Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R–Winter Park) today released the following statement regarding Governor Scott signing the 2012-2013 State Budget.
“It is clear that Governor Scott thoughtfully reviewed our work product, and I appreciate his approval of this important piece of legislation.
“The state budget signed into law today confronts an over $1 billion shortfall without raising taxes, provides for more than $2 billion in reserves to preserve our bond rating and increases education funding by more than $1 billion.
“By holding the line on taxes in the face of a significant shortfall and taking the steps needed to preserve our bond rating, we are reaffirming our shared commitment to fostering a stable and reliable business climate ripe for private sector job creation. The $1 billion increase in education funding takes this commitment one step further by ensuring that Florida remains home to a workforce equipped with the education and skills needed to compete and lead in a global economy."
# # #
^ back to top
Disclaimer: The information on this system is unverified. The published and printed
versions of the respective chambers should be consulted for official purposes. Under
Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail
address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic
mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.