Florida governor keeps water quality in his budget

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Governor Ron DeSantis discussed the importance of water quality and Everglades restoration during a conversation in West Palm Beach on Wednesday. .Latest: WPBF 25 Politics News The governor discussed signing the budget last week, with an estimated $20 billion surplus for the state. He vetoed more than $3 billion worth of items in the budget before it was passed. DeSantis spoke about the promises he has kept for water conservation and the restoration of the Everglades. Starting July 1, $1.2 billion will be available for water restoration. This exceeds the target of $2.5 billion in 4 years – the actual total being $3.5 billion over this period. “Protecting Florida’s natural resources has been a top priority since my first day in office,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The health of the Everglades, Florida springs and so many other resources are the foundation of our communities and our economy and play an important role in the daily lives of Floridians. I am committed to leaving our natural resources better than we found them so that future generations can discover what brings people from around the world to our state. the budget to help with storm infrastructure for the state. This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Governor Ron DeSantis discussed the importance of water quality and Everglades restoration during a conversation in West Palm Beach on Wednesday.

He was joined by Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton and Director of Resilience Dr Wes Brooks at the Cox Science Center & Aquarium.

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The governor discussed signing the budget last week, with about $20 billion in surplus for the state. He vetoed more than $3 billion worth of items in the budget before it was passed.

DeSantis spoke about the promises he has kept for water conservation and the restoration of the Everglades.

Starting July 1, $1.2 billion will be available for water restoration. This exceeds the target of $2.5 billion in 4 years – the actual total being $3.5 billion over this period.

“Protecting Florida’s natural resources has been a top priority since my first day in office,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The health of the Everglades, Florida springs and so many other resources are the foundation of our communities and our economy and play an important role in the daily lives of Floridians. I am committed to leaving our natural resources better than we found them so that future generations can experience what brings people from around the world to our state.

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Another $500 billion was also in the budget to help with the state’s storm infrastructure.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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