December 9, 2021 Updated 10:49 A.M. ET
TALLAHASSEE (FCV) – Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) released the “Freedom First Budget” for fiscal year 2022-2023.
The budget totals $99.7 billion and focuses on preserving freedom and increasing education, environmental, and law enforcement funds.
“As a result of our commitment to freedom, Florida’s economy continues to thrive and Floridians are better able to provide for their families,” DeSantis remarked.
Notable funding proposals include:
- A Fuel Tax Holiday to save Floridians over $1 billion
- A full elimination of the Florida Standards Assessment in education
- A 20% salary increase for entry-level state sworn law enforcement
- More than $660 million for Everglades restoration
- More than $200 million in care workers pay raises
- Elimination of fees charged for obtaining a Florida identification card
- An increase in per-student funding to $8,000 per pupil
The budget highlights can be found here.
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