Scott Pushes For Record Environmental Funding


Scott pushes for record environmental funding

It’s getting to be about legacy time for Gov. Rick Scott, who leaves office next year and is likely looking toward a Senate run. And in Florida, nothing says legacy like Saving the Environment for Future Generations.

$220 million saves a lot of herons: Gov. Rick Scott announced a push to increase environmental funding by more than $220 million in the 2018 state budget, the News Service of Florida’s Jim Turner reports. You can also check out video of the governor’s announcement here. Pushback from Democrats was swift, with Tallahassee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum labeling Scott an “election year environmentalist” in …

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