• House and Senate budget committees started the process of prioritizing potential spending cuts.
  • Governor Rick Scott toured the state pushing a spending plan for higher education that includes reductions in fees and costs for students.
  • The Visit Florida Board of Directors chose DBPR Secretary Kenneth Lawson to replace Will Seccombe as head of Visit Florida.

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