|Published:||Feb 03, 2011 5:25 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 03, 2011 2:30 PM EST|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott says he'll announce more of his budget proposals during a tour of a manufacturing plant in Tampa.
The new Republican governor planned the announcement Thursday afternoon at Chromalloy Manufacturing, a supplier of components for turbine engines. He's been on the road this week talking about various pieces of what he promises will be a streamlined, fiscally conservative state budget.
The state is facing a potential shortfall of $3.6 billion to $4.6 billion in the budget year beginning July 1. Scott wants to cut that amount plus another $2 billion.
Already this week he has proposed plans to consolidate and streamline some government functions and cut pension benefits to state employees.
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