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Photo: Mark Foley via Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee for a busy three-day special session last week, ending with new agreements on school spending, tourism and business incentives, and medical marijuana but leaving in place many of Gov. Rick Scott's vetoes, and questions about the session's last-minute deals unanswered.

This week’s special legislative session returns to an argument House lawmakers might have thought they put to bed.  

Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday in Miami that he will sign the state budget approved by the Legislature this year — and call a special session next week to increase spending for schools and economic development.

Gov. Rick Scott continued Monday to criticize legislative budget-slashing of the state's tourism marketing as he announced a record-setting quarter of visitors to Florida.

Still Scott hasn't indicated what he'll do with a new $82.4 billion state budget when it lands on his desk. "I’ve got a lot of options. I can veto the whole budget, I can veto a portion of the budget, a line of the budget, I can do special session, so I’m looking at all those options," Scott told reporters at a press conference at Miami's Jungle Island.

Governor Rick Scott is catching some serious heat for shooting a Visit Florida ad in a Washington, D.C. studio.

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