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Stronger Safer Florida Coalition lauds DeSantis’ budget

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Stronger Safer Florida Coalition lauds DeSantis’ budget — A nonpartisan coalition of Florida businesses, consumer and environmental groups praised DeSantis’ budget proposal for including resiliency spending. “As Florida continues to face various climate-change-related issues, prioritizing such initiatives is critical to the long-term future of our state,” the organization said in a statement. “In the ‘Florida Leads’ budget, Gov. DeSantis establishes the Resiliency Florida program, which will provide $1 billion over four years in grants to curb the effects of sea-level rise, severe storm events and localized flooding. The program will fuel various initiatives around the state, protecting both coastal and inland communities.”

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