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Florida Legislature passes $78.7 Billion Dollar Budget….now on to the Governor.

By Alan B. Garfinkel

The House and Senate finally passed the 2016 budget. With few happy about the overall results, here are some highlights from the $79.7 Billion Dollar Budget:

  • $300 Million in special projects requested by individual legislators;
  • $400 Million in tax breaks;
  • $55 Million in land acquisitions;
  • $81.8 Million for Everglades restoration;
  • $450 Million to offset loss of federal Low Income Pool (LIP) funding; and
  • 3% per-pupil increase for 2.7 Million students.

The budget passed Friday evening and is now on its way to Governor Rick Scott who will determine what should stay in the budget. 

 Ideas for Next Year’s 2016 Session

Sooner than usual, the 2016 Legislative Session will start on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, due to the Presidential Preference Primary in March 2016.  

If you, your board or community have an idea for creating or changing laws affecting how and where you live, please do let us know. We will be happy to discuss it with you and possibly help make your idea a new law.

If you would like to get involved in the 2016 legislative process, please let us know how you would like to help CAN help you while we work hard preparing for this Fall. The first legislative committee meetings begin September 16, 2015.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

– Abraham Lincoln

 At CAN, we constantly hustle to ensure you are well informed in a timely manner. Proposed laws mandate how you and your family live together with your neighbors in community. CAN is here to provide you a voice in your legislature. 

Thank you again for your continued questions, interest and participation.

Yours in community, 

Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq.

Katzman Garfinkel, Founding Partner

and Community Advocacy Network, Chairman

Source: Can FL Alerts

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