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House Republicans Lead The Way On Appropriation Requests

House Speaker Richard Corcoran
Richard Corcoran via twitter

House Republicans are looking for cuts to rein in a Florida budget they see as out of control.  

But so far, House Republicans are making the majority of local project requests.  House Speaker Richard Corcoran instituted the new budget request process for this year’s session.

“It’s an amazing thing when you have accountability,” Corcoran says, “when you have to put your name and say I own this project I think that this spending of taxpayer money has value.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, Republicans were responsible for more than 80 percent of the 73 local appropriation requests.  

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.