Florida Tax Watch, a nonprofit critical of government spending, today released its list of recommendations of programs and spending it believes Gov. Rick Scott should veto in the state’s $70 billion budget.
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Advocates for homeless coalitions in the state are reporting that nearly $2.4 million meant to help them bring in federal grants has been removed from the state’s $70 billion budget set to be voted on this Friday. But another item in the budget, for homeless housing assistance, may be able to help homeless coalitions throughout the state.
A bill that would expedite emancipation for homeless youth and another that provides a way for Floridians to donate a dollar for programs to help the homeless when registering vehicles and renewing their driver’s licenses passed unanimously on the House floor today.
The Florida Senate’s budget bill, so far, maintains a line item that directs more than $2 million to local homeless coalitions in the state. The House recently passed its appropriations bill, which eliminated the funds.
In a 79-38 vote, the Florida House passed its general appropriations bill today
An official at the Florida Department of Children and Families is warning that the elimination of challenge grants for local homeless coalitions could be a “critical” blow to the organizations.
Even though the Florida House just eliminated some state funds for homeless coalitions in its budget proposal, lawmakers in the state House and Senate passed bills in committee today that would help the growing number of Floridians that are homeless.
Last week, the Florida House passed an appropriations bill that removes state grants for local homeless coalitions.
A bill that would provide a way for Floridians to donate money to the homeless when registering vehicles and renewing their driver’s licenses moved forward in the Florida Senate today.