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Florida's budget writer working on funding for Everglades and water quality projects

Posted: 8:51 AM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-15 08:51:39-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The state senate's top budget writer has filed a proposal that would put into law Governor Ron DeSantis' push to spend $625 million a year on Everglades and water-quality projects.

The money would be spent on Everglades restoration, the reservoir project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, coral reef protection and restoration, as well as red tide research.

The bill would require spending $625 million a year through June 30, 2023, the end of four state fiscal years under DeSantis.