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Sen Approps Chair Wants To Refine Environmental Spending

US Department of Agriculture

New Senate appropriations chairman Rob Bradley wants more of the land acquisition trust fund going to land purchasing and management. 

The land acquisition trust fund or LATF’s more than $800 million budget includes at least $25 million in administrative costs.  Sen. Rob Bradley (R- Fleming Island) doesn’t want to see that taking away from environmental spending.

“The Senate’s goal is to clear out the administrative expenses from the LATF,” Bradley says, “and that is something that was a goal last year of mine when I was the subcommittee chair and it continues to be a goal of the Senate.”

A handful of Senate measures place claims on LATF dollars.  So much so that without significant changes to the base budget, the fund would be deep in the red if all of them pass as written. 

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.