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Gov. Rick Scott Vetoes Millions Of Dollars Heading To First Coast

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State of Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott has vetoed millions of dollars in state money that would have gone to Northeast Florida projects and organizations.

Of a nearly $80 billion dollar state budget, Scott’s vetoes include $1 million intended to renovate the St. Johns River Ferry and its landing sites in Mayport.

Scott also cut $1.2 million for Jacksonville’s Sulzbacher Center homeless shelter, $2 million for Jacksonville University, $500,000 for a Duval childcare-rating pilot program called Guiding Stars, and $2.5 million toward building a sports complex intended as a practice facility for the Armada Soccer team.

In his veto letter, Scott said he wants to save taxpayers money by investing in what he called “areas with proven results.”