Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott releases budget veto list

Rick Scott, 45th Governor of Florida
On Friday the Florida Legislature passed a $82.3 billion state budget and sent the bill to Gov. Rick Scott for final review and signature. On Tuesday, Scott released a list totaling $256.1 million in projects that he intends to veto from the budget. The amount is reported to be far less then what the Legislature had expected. However, the best news is that none of the $5.44 million in projects slated for Franklin County made the Governor's veto list and that includes the $560,000 budgeted for the oyster planting program.

List of Franklin County Projects:
Cash Creek Bridge - $1,444,428
Cash Creek Bridge Repair - $115,554
Carrabelle Airport Parking - $215,000
Apalachicola Regional Airport Runway Rehab - $661,653
Ellen Van Fleet and 17th Street Widening/Resurfacing - $209,268
CR 379 Mill Road to Burnt Bridge Road Pavement Reconstruction - $1,728,263
Fort Coombs Armory Renovation Phase 2 - $180,000
Fellowship Hall Rehabilitation - $50,000
D.W. Wilson Park Improvements - $50,000
Mayor Van Johnson Park Phase 1 - $50,000
Mayor Van Johnson Park Phase 2 - $50,000
Strengthening Resiliency Through the Arts - $25,000
Artist in Residence Program - $25,000
Community Conservation en Plein Air - $25,000
Carrabelle Old City Hall Rehabilitation - $50,000
Oyster Planting Program - $560,000
TOTAL: $5,439,166