June 19, 2020

As the state budget deadline looms July 1, key organizations ask DeSantis to deliver on long-awaited proposals [Florida Phoenix]

Danielle J. Brown of the Florida Phoenix writes:

"As Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to make state budget cuts, a letter signed by 35 Florida organizations calls on the governor to protect longstanding public services by finding funds from every route possible.

'The governor must protect crucial programs and services, or else we will see existing racial and economic disparities exacerbated in Florida,' Sadaf Knight, CEO of Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], said in a statement Friday. The institute joined with the nearly three dozen organizations urging DeSantis to act.

Those groups range from the League of Women Voters of Florida and Habitat for Humanity of Florida to the Florida PTA and United Way of Florida, touching on areas including housing, health, conservation, children and retirees."


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