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Scott has previously this month announced many key components of his budget request including increased spending on Everglades restoration, help for the state’s beleaguered freshwater springs and extra money to hire more than 400 additional child protection investigators.

He also had outlined most of his tax cut proposals, including his push to roll back auto registration fees for motorists and expanding the state’s back-to-school sales tax holiday.

Some of the additional budget highlights include:

- $167 million to pay for bonuses instead of pay raises for state employees. The bonuses of $5,000 and $2,500 would go to employees who receive good evaluations.

- A proposal to require all state workers to pay the same for health insurance. High-ranking employees, including Scott, pay only $8.34 a month in premiums for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage. Scott wants to raise that $50 a month for individuals and $180 a month for family coverage.

-College and university tuition rates would remain unchanged.

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