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Gov Scott Proposes $1.7B Budget For Environmental Agency

US Department of Agriculture
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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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.