Gov. Ron DeSantis signs nearly $91 billion state budget

Budget touts issues like environment, education

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an almost $91 billion budget that provides hundreds of millions of dollars for protecting water resources and offers almost $3 billion in hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts.

DeSantis signed the state budget Friday.

The budget provides $400 million in funding for Everglades restoration, $100 million for springs restoration, $50 million for water quality improvements and $25 million to combat red tide and blue-green algae.

Florida will spend $2.9 billion on storm recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Michael, as well as preparedness for future hurricanes.

The budget also calls for spending $9.7 billion on transportation needs, with $2.7 billion going for highway construction. Another $21.8 billion in total funding will be dedicated to grade school through high school education.

There were also veto casualties -- a total of $131 million worth of project requests -- some of which were in South Florida.  

Click here to view a detailed list of vetoed projects for 2019.

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