Gov. Rick Scott is proposing a $1 billion increase in education spending over this year, calling today for a boost to per-student spending despite a state revenue shortfall and lower local school tax dollars. Scott says he plans to call for lawmakers to increase spending by $110 per pupil, per year, even after factoring in expected growth of about 30,000 more students over the current school year. Officials in the governor’s office believe it would be one of the largest increases in K-12 spending in recent history if lawmakers go along.