Miami-Dade County has the most money on the line among Florida’s counties as Gov. Rick Scott decides what to veto from a record election-year budget.
A dog park in Jacksonville, a fountain in Palm Beach and money to help people get to the planned 1,000-foot-tall SkyRise Miami were among $121 million in budget projects that Florida TaxWatch says Gov. Rick Scott needs to strike with his line-item veto.
Florida’s record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.
State lawmakers came into the 2014 session with a surplus topping $1 billion and a mandate from Gov. Rick Scott to cut $500 million in taxes and fees.
Florida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year’s state budget.
Downtown Miami may be home to the tallest building in South Florida soon and it’ s called SkyRise Miami.