Water quality spending in Gov. DeSantis’ budget again questioned

Not for the first time, a legislator asked about numbers in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget for environmental agencies being too low to address the problem.

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton and Governor’s Environmental Policy Coordinator Kim Cramer presented the Governor’s budget again, this time for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government.

“On slide five, the targeted water quality improvements, $370 million,” said Orlando Democratic Sen. Linda Stewart, “and you had mentioned the Indian River Lagoon, which I think is about $100 million. Is that just a down payment?”

The $370 million is part of DeSantis’

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