TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has defended spending $8,800 to put his name on highway signs welcoming travelers to Florida.
The multimillionaire Republican is going through the state budget line by line looking for spending items to veto so he can save money for taxpayers.
But at a news conference Tuesday he said the signs are just fine.
Scott, who was elected in November, said the signs "look nice" and come with the job.
He said that job is to promote the state and having his name on the signs "is part of promoting the state."