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Gov Scott Proposes $1.7B Budget For Environmental Agency

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Credit US Department of Agriculture

Florida Governor Rick Scott is unveiling his plans for environmental spending ahead of the 2018 lawmaking session.

Governor Scott’s budget proposal would send $1.7 billion to the Department of Environmental Protection.  The biggest ticket items are $355 million for the Everglades and $100 million for beaches. 

Scott’s proposing $50 million for Florida Forever—right in line with the department’s September request for the popular land buying program.  His proposal would also set aside $55 million for springs and another $50 million for state parks.

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