Governor Rick Scott proposes $170 million for Florida Veterans


Governor Rick Scott has presented his proposed funding for Florida’s veterans in the 2018 budget.

The announcement came from the governor while he made visited Cheney Brothers in Riviera Beach. He chose the location because the company employs a substantial number of veterans.

Scott highlighted his appearance by awarding the Governor Veterans Service Medal to about a dozen American veterans.

The governor is proposing to allocate $170 million in the 2018 budget which would include funds for things such as building homes for wounded vets and helping those individuals find work when needed.

The governor took issue to support a measure giving free tuition via state colleges and universities for the children of fallen veterans.

Next on Scott’s agenda is a trip to Kissimmee for a discussion directed toward help for Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory continues to deal with challenges in the aftermath of destruction from Hurricane Maria.



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