Local spending items vetoed by Gov. DeSantis
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.
Copyright 2022 WCTV. All rights reserved.