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Scott hits the road for legislative priorities

Gov. Rick Scott to stop in Jax as part of ‘Fighting for Florida's Future' tour

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the annual legislative session scheduled to end Friday, Gov. Rick Scott plans to spend the next three days traveling the state to tout his priorities.

Dubbed the “Fighting for Florida's Future” tour, Scott will visit Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach, Miami, Pensacola, Panama City, Naples, Sarasota, Jacksonville and the Space Coast area, his office said in a news release. The appearances will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, though details were not immediately released.

Scott is expected to talk about his priorities such as money for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.

He has clashed for months with House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, about funding for those agencies.

A budget outline negotiated by legislative leaders would not provide money to Enterprise Florida for business incentives and would provide $25 million to Visit Florida for tourism marketing, about a third of what Scott sought.