Governor Ron DeSantis released his fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 budget proposal on November 18, 2019. The proposal totals $91.4 billion, a nominal 0.5 percent increase over the current fiscal year.
While the governor’s budget makes some strides to increase investment in areas such as housing, education and the environment, it does little to stem the systemic and long-term inequities underlying the state economy. In critical areas including health care, criminal justice and safety net programs, the governor’s budget further entrenches deep cuts that ultimately harm Sunshine State families, children and communities.
In November 2018, Florida Policy Institute (FPI) launched its “Roadmap to Shared Prosperity in Florida,” a blueprint for improving economic mobility, health and fiscal stability for families in the Sunshine State. Since then, FPI has analyzed each budget proposal in the context of the roadmap.