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The current year's budget for government operations is $2 billion. Gov. Rick Scott is recommending cutting that slightly and funding the budget section at $1.9 billion.

The state court system would remain relatively unchanged under Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal, which suggests a $515 million budget -- a $904,000 reduction from the court system's appropriation for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget included a $69 million cut for the Department of Economic Opportunity, but continued to push for more economic incentives funding.

Gov. Rick Scott is requesting $3.7 billion in funding for the Department of Corrections, Justice Administrative Commission, Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Commission on Offender Review, and state Legal Services including the attorney general's office, representing a $36 million increase from last year's appropriation.

Gov. Rick Scott's annual budget recommendation sought $10.3 billion for the Transportation segment of the budget, a $240 million decrease from last year's appropriation.

Jacksonville City Council member Don Redman filed for the 2016 election to replace term-limited Rep. Lake Ray in House District 12.

Gov. Rick Scott's environmental budget recommendations include $1.6 billion for protection and preservation of water resources and $150 million for Everglades restoration. Additionally, Scott is requesting a total of $36.6 million to market Florida agriculture. In total he's requesting $3,401,566,105 for the environmental and natural resources budget.

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