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Local spending items vetoed by Gov. DeSantis

FILE PHOTO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a...
FILE PHOTO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Published: Jun. 3, 2022 at 3:36 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state budget Thursday afternoon, approving the $110 billion spending plan during an appearance at The Villages. Before signing the budget, DeSantis removed $3 billion in spending from the plan via line-item vetoes.

Proposed projects around the Big Bend were among the items DeSantis vetoed from the budget.

This included $1 million for Second Harvest of the Big Bend and $50,000 for the Tallahassee Community College Leon Works Expo and Junior Apprenticeship program.

Below, you’ll find more local spending items the governor vetoed:

  • $850,000 -- Hamilton County Arena & Fairgrounds Roof
  • $750,000 -- Liberty County Estiffanulga Bank Stabilization
  • $125,000 -- Madison, Lake Francis fishing pier/dock replacement

The spending package does include more per-pupil education spending and pay raises for teachers. It also gives $1,000 bonuses to first responders and there is about $12 billion for transportation projects.

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