GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S FLORIDA FIRST BUDGET

FY 2016-2017 Recommended Budget Highlights

The Governor’s total recommendation in the Florida First budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 is $79.3 billion. The general revenue portion is $29.3 billion. The general revenue funds available for the FY 2016-2017 budget year increased $1.3 billion from the previous fiscal year, a five percent increase. This increase is an indication that Florida’s economy continues to improve.

The Florida First Budget includes Governor Scott’s priorities to help diversify the economy to make Florida first in job creation by:

  1. Cutting over $1 billion in taxes for Florida families and businesses;
  2. Making Florida more competitive to help small businesses succeed; and
  3. Investing historic funding in K-12 education, State Colleges, and Universities so Florida has the most highly skilled workforce in the world.