Published: Apr 12, 2011 8:03 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 12, 2011 7:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott says he will rescind his order to cut payments to those who care for the disabled if the Legislature approves emergency spending to make up for a budget gap.

Scott nearly two weeks ago ordered a 15 percent cut in payments to service providers to address a $174 million shortfall. After visiting the Agency for Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, he said he would take back the order if lawmakers fill in the budget hole.

Scott also said shortfalls at the agency have been an annual problem and that it needs a management team that can help take care of the disabled while not overspending.

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