As reported by Gary Fineout, The Current
Speculation mounts that Crist could veto budget
Gov. Charlie Crist’s emerging independence streak has some legislators wondering whether or not the governor plans to veto the nearly $70.4 billion state budget that lawmakers will approve on Friday.
Crist would not render a verdict, saying he had not yet been briefed on what had been included in the budget.
“I honestly don’t know at this point,’’ said Crist.
Saunders added that Crist would have valid reasons for the veto, ranging from the decision to raid the state’s road-building fund to cuts in funding for nursing homes.