Gov Scott Proposes $1.7B Budget For Environmental Agency

Oct 23, 2017

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.