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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will veto $256 million from new budget

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will veto more than $256 million from a new state budget that legislators just passed days ago.

Scott announced on Tuesday that he plans to sign the $82 billion budget, but in an unusual move, he announced his planned budget vetoes ahead of time. Scott and other governors usually wait until the budget is delivered to them before announcing vetoes.

State legislators wrapped up their annual session last Friday. They approved a budget that did not include many of Scott's top priorities.

The Republican governor says he will veto dozens of spending items, including money for roads and cultural projects.

Scott's biggest proposed veto is $55 million legislators wanted to take out of an account dedicated to economic development projects.

Area projects on the veto list include:

Palm Beach County Library System Online Tutor Assistance

Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida

Scripps Florida Biotech Partnership 

Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative 

Palm Beach Gardens Stormwater Maintenance Repairs And Operations Program 

Royal Palm Beach Canal System Rehabilitation Project 

Lake Worth Park of Commerce 

Delray Beach CRA Business Incubator

Spady Museum 

Norton Museum of Art - West Palm Beach  

2016 VETO LIST, CLICK HERE

Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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