DeSantis Pitches $99.7 Billion Budget

Dan Economy, Florida, Water, Wetland

(NSF-TALLAHASSEE/Dec 9, 2021) — Saying that Florida is “clicking on all cylinders,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday proposed an election-year $99.7 billion budget that would funnel money to education, the environment and law-enforcement officers while giving motorists a temporary gas-tax break. The proposal, which came as DeSantis runs for a second term in November, will be a starting point for …


DeSantis Plan Would Address Climate Impacts

Dan Climate Change, Florida, Industry News Release

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $25 million next year and more in the coming years to set up a program that would help address coastal flooding and other climate-change impacts across the state. Money for the proposed Resilient Florida grant program would be in addition to $625 million that DeSantis is seeking from lawmakers to continue Everglades …

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Farm Leader Salutes Gov. DeSantis for Hurricane Recovery Loan Program

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick has expressed his appreciation for the decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis to authorize a major state loan program for farm families struggling with recovery from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Michael. “We thank Governor DeSantis for his bold leadership in initiating this program,” Hoblick said. “Six months after the storm crushed the region, …


DeSantis Could Come Up Short on Environment Money

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for $625 million next year for environmental projects, including Everglades restoration, may be “pushing” the limits of a budget expected to be taxed because of the response to Hurricane Michael. Senate President Bill Galvano said Tuesday he supports environmental efforts that include combating a potential return of red tide and helping communities shift from septic tanks …