Senate Budget Prioritizes Education

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Unprecedented K-12 Per Student Funding, Key Investments in Higher Education

More than $3 Billion in Reserves, Historic Investments in Need and Merit-Based Financial Aid

The Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), today filed SPB 2500, a proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The budget prioritizes funding for Florida’s Pre-K–20 public education system, while setting aside more than $3 billion in total reserves. The budget also makes critical investments in Florida’s state workforce with salary increases for state employees.

Statement from Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart):

“The Senate’s fiscally responsible, balanced budget ensures we both live within our means and set aside an ample rainy day fund. At the same time, the budget meets the needs of our growing state in a manner that reflects the priorities of the constituents who elected us.

“The link between education and our economy is clear. The best thing we can do to invest in Florida’s future is to make certain all Florida children have access to a great education from voluntary pre-kindergarten all the way through our excellent institutions of higher education.

“Over the last ten years, our universities have added approximately 50,000 students. During that time, state funding has grown by only $142 million, yet student tuition has nearly doubled. While it is true that Florida’s tuition rates are lower than in other states, nearly doubling the cost of tuition has pushed the hope of higher education out of reach for too many students and their families. In total, our budget increases need-based student aid by 81 percent, while merit-based aid is increased by 79 percent. With these historic investments in student financial aid, the Senate budget reflects our commitment to expand access to our State University System for all students who earn the right to attend.”

Statement from Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations:

“For far too long, the honorable and dedicated state employees who guard prisons, protect our highways, care for abused and neglected children, and who provide many other critical government services, have gone without an increase in their pay. The Senate budget makes it clear that we value the contributions these public servants make to our state.”

Summary of SPB 2500, the 2017-2018 General Appropriations Act

 

Total Budget: $83.2 billion [$31.6 billion GR; $51.6 billion TF]

Major Statewide Issues

 

Education Capital Outlay

Total: $616.6 million [$599.8 million PECO TF; $16.8 million GR]

  • Public School Repairs and Maintenance – $75 million
  • Charter School Repairs and Maintenance – $75 million
  • Developmental Research Schools – $5.8 million
  • Public School Special Facilities – $50.8 million
  • Florida College System Repairs and Maintenance – $38.0 million
  • Florida College System Projects – $129.2 million
  • State University System Repairs and Maintenance – $45.6 million
  • State University System Projects – $176.0 million
  • School for the Deaf and Blind Repairs and Maintenance – $2.2 million
  • Public Broadcasting – Health and Safety Issues – $3.2 million
  • FSU Developmental Research School Arts & Sciences Building – $7.5 million
  • University Challenge Grants – $4.3 million
  • High Growth Public Schools – $3 million
  • Flagler College – $1.0 million

 

In addition: $45 million in authorization for SUS Capital Improvement Student Fee Projects

 

Compensation and Benefits:

 

Florida Retirement System – Total $96.9 million [$85.5 million GR; $11.4 million TF] (Normal Costs and Unfunded Actuarial Liability)

  • State Agencies – $15.4 million GR; $11.4 million TF
  • School Boards K-12 – $54.1 million GR
  • State Universities – $11.1 million GR
  • Community Colleges – $4.9 million GR

 

State Group Health Insurance – Total $36.5 million [$23.3 million GR; $13.2 million TF]

 

Pay Issues – Total $219.7 million [$147 million GR; $72.7 million TF]

  • State Employee Pay Increase – $103.9 million [$43.3 million GR; $60.7 million TF]
  • Correctional Officer Pay Increase – $57.9 million [$56.3 million GR; $1.5 million TF]
  • State Law Enforcement Pay Increase – $14.8 million [$4.9 million GR; $9.9 million TF]
  • Assistant Public Defender Pay Increase – $5.2 million [$4.5 million GR; $0.7 million TF]
  • Judicial Pay Increase $38 million GR
  • Pay Issues – Total $219.7 million [$147 million GR; $72.7 million TF]

 

State Employee Pay Increase – $103.9 million [$43.3 million GR; $60.7 million TF]

  • $1,400 increase for employees making $40,000 or less
  • $1,000 increase for employees making more than $40,000
  • Effective Date October 1, 2017

 

All Pay Issues below are in lieu of the overall State Employee Pay Increase (Except for the Veterans’ Affairs certified nurse assistant, pay issue)

 

  • Correctional Officer Pay Increase – $57.9 million [$56.3 million GR; $1.5 million TF]
    • Minimum Salary adjustment as follows
      • Correctional Officer $30,926 to $33,500
      • Correctional Officer Sergeant $32,783 to $36,850
      • Correctional Officer Lieutenant $35,061 to $40,535
      • Correctional Officer Captain $37,576 to $44,589
    • Minimum $2,500 increase for current employees in above classes.
      • Effective Date July 1, 2017

 

  • State Law Enforcement Pay Increase – $14.8 million [$4.9 million GR; $9.9 million TF]
    • 5% Pay Increase for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers
    • Effective Date July 1, 2017

 

  • Assistant Public Defender Pay Increase – $5.2 million [$4.5 million GR; $0.7 million TF]
    • 6% Pay Increase for Assistant Public Defenders with a minimum 3 years of experience in the Judicial Circuit they are currently employed.
    • Effective Date July 1, 2017

 

  • Judicial Pay Increase – $38 million GR
    • Supreme Court Justice: $162,200 to $192,945
    • DCA Judge: $154,140 to $183,298
    • Circuit Judge: $146,080 to $173,651
    • County Judge: $138,020 to $164,003

 

  • Special Pay Issues
    • Critical market pay for Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office to address recruitment and retention issues
    • Critical market pay for certified nursing assistant employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (roughly $2,000 annual adjustment per employee)
    • Set minimum salary for law enforcement officers working for the Florida Highway Patrol at $36,222.
    • Authorized a $5,000 critical market pay adjustment for sworn law enforcement officers working for the Florida Highway Patrol residing in, and assigned to duties in, Pasco County.
    • Authorizes the Department of Corrections to grant a one-time $1,000 hiring bonus to correctional officers filling a position in a facility that had at least a ten percent vacancy rate in positions during the prior calendar quarter.
    • Authorizes the Department of Corrections to grant a ten percent pay additive for correctional officers attaining a correctional behavioral mental health certification and filling a post at a mental health facility.

 

  • Health Insurance Benefits
    • Six percent increase on overall premiums (state pays the full amount of the increase for employees)
    • Retain current prescription drug copayment tiers ($7 for generic; $30 for preferred brand name drugs; and $50 for nonpreferred brand name drugs)
    • Authorize dependent eligibility verification audit

 

PreK-12 Education

 

Summary

Total Appropriations: $14.8 billion [$11.6 billion GR; $3.2 billion TF]

Total Funding – Including Local Revenues: $24.3 billion [$14.8 billion state funds; $9.5 billion local funds]

 

Major Issues

Early Learning Services

Total: $1.1 billion [$571.8 million GR; $525.3 million TF]

  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Program – $411.8 million GR; including $1.6 million for 549 additional students and $15 million for a 3.8% increase in the Base Student Allocation [from $2,437 to $2,529 per student]
  • School Readiness Program – $596.3 million [$137.1 million GR; $459.2 million TF]

 

Public Schools/K12 FEFP

Total Funding: $21 billion [$11.5 billion state funds; $9.5 billion local funds]

  • FEFP Total Funds Increase is $790 million or 3.92%
  • FEFP Increase in Total Funds per Student is $209, a 2.91% increase [from $7,205 to $7,414]
  • Enrollment Workload Increase of $197 million state funds for additional 27,368 students
  • No Change in Required Local Effort (RLE) Millage of 4.638
  • Federally Connected Student Supplement – total $13 million
  • ESE Guaranteed Allocation – additional $22.8 million to maintain pre-recession funding level
  • Supplemental Academic Instruction – additional $40.3 million for workload and for the Extended Day Program for Intensive Reading for 300 Elementary Schools, including funding for improved schools and a summer school component
  • Student Transportation – $20.3 million increase for a total of $455.5 million
  • Instructional Materials – $13.3 million increase, including an additional $3 million for dual enrollment materials, for a total of $242 million
  • Elimination of Virtual Education Contribution – reduction of $14.6 million
  • Digital Classrooms – $20 million reduction for a total of $60 million

 

Public Schools/K12 Non-FEFP

  • Mentoring Programs – $17.3 million GR
  • Gardiner Scholarships – additional $34.1 million for total of $107.4 million GR
  • School District Matching Grants for school district foundations – $3.4 million increase for a total of $7.4 million GR
  • School and Instructional Enhancement Grants – $39.7 million GR
  • Exceptional Education Grants – $6.6 million [$4.3 million GR; $2.3 million TF]
  • Florida School for the Deaf & Blind – $51.6 million [$47 million GR; $4.6 million TF]

 

State Board of Education

Total: $238.5 million [$85.7 million GR; $152.7 million TF]

  • Assessment and Evaluation – $109.2 million [$52.9 million GR; $56.3 million TF]
  • Transfer of $2.7 million to State Board of Community Colleges [$2.5 million GR and $.2 million TF]

 

Higher Education

 

Summary

Total Appropriations: $5.9 billion [$4.6 billion GR; $1.3 billion TF]

Total Funding – Including Local Revenues: $8.9 billion [$5.9 billion state funds; $3.0 billion local]

 

Major Issues

District Workforce

Total: $525.4 million [$293.5 million GR; $188.6 million TF; $43.3 million tuition/fees]

  • Workforce Development – $366.9 million [$292 million GR, $74.9 million TF]
  • Perkins Career and Technical Education grants and Adult Education and Literacy funds – [$113.7 million TF]
  • No tuition increase

 

Florida College System

Total: $2.2 billion [$914.1 million GR; $231.8 million TF; $1 billion tuition/fees]

  • Developmental Education Reduction – ($55) million GR
  • Restoration of nonrecurring EETF base funds – $13.2 TF
  • FRS adjustment – $4.9 million GR
  • No tuition increase

 

State University System

Total: $5.1 billion [$2.9 billion GR; $262.8 million TF; $2.0 billion tuition/fees]

  • Performance Based Funding – $525 million
    • $250 million State Investment [GR]
    • $275 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritized from the base of each institution
  • World Class Faculty and Scholar Program – $75 million GR
  • State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program – $55 million GR
  • Additional Funds for Preeminent and Emerging Preeminent State Universities – $50 million GR
  • TEAM Grants – $55 million GR
  • No tuition increase

 

Private Colleges

Total: $168.1 million GR

  • Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grants (formerly FRAG) – Increases student award amount from $3,000 to $3,300.
  • ABLE Grant – Increases student award amount from $1,500 to $2,500.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Funding Increase – $2.3 million

 

Student Financial Aid

Total: $716 million [$257.7 million GR, $458.3 million TF]

  • Bright Futures – Academic Scholars Award Increase and Textbook Stipend – $151.9 million TF
  • Bright Futures – Academic Scholars Summer Funding – $39.5 million TF
  • Florida Student Assistance Grants – Increase Need-Based Aid – $120.95 million GR
  • First Generation Matching Grant – Double State Match – $5.3 million GR
  • Florida Farmworker Scholarship Program – $500,000 GR
  • Benacquisto Scholarship Program – Workload and Expansion – $1.4 million GR
  • Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Workload Increase – $893,931 GR
  • Need-based educational benefits to pay living expenses during semester breaks for active duty and honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces – $1 million GR

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Total: $218.6 million [$50.2 million GR, $168.4 million TF]

  • Adults with Disabilities funding – $6.4 million GR

 

Health and Human Services

 

Summary

Total Budget: $35,517.0 million [$9,555.9 million GR; $25,961.1 million TF]; 31,824.07 positions

 

Major Issues

Agency for Health Care Administration

Total: $27,679.4 million [$6,598.1 million GR; $21,081.3 million TF]; 1,546.5 positions

  • Low Income Pool – $607.8 million [$0.5 million GR; $607.3 million TF]
  • Nursing Home Prospective Payment Transition – $57.6 million [$5.0 million GR; $52.6 million TF]
  • Reduction of Hospital Rate Enhancements – ($258.6) million [($99.2) million GR; ($159.4) million TF]

 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Total: $1,333.5 million [$548.0 million GR; $785.5 million TF]; 2,711.50 positions

  • Service Provider Rate Increase to Address Federal Fair Labor Standards Act – $41.0 million [$15.7 million GR; $25.3 million TF]
  • Waiver Support Coordinator Rate Increase – $7.9 million [$3.0 million GR; $4.9 million TF]
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Rate Increase – $3.4 million [$1.3 million GR; $2.1 million TF]

 

Department of Children and Families

Total: $3,164.3 million [$1,726.5 million GR; $1,437.8 million TF]; 11,944.5 positions

 

  • State Mental Health Treatment Facilities Additional Staffing – 40.0 FTE; $2.9 million GR
  • State Mental Health Treatment Facilities OPS Restoration – $2.7 million GR
  • Community-Based Care Lead Agencies Funding Increase – $14.3 million [$11.3 million GR; $3.0 million TF]
  • Child Care Regulatory Compliance – 16.0 FTE; $1.6 million [$0.9 million GR; $0.7 million TF]
  • Maintenance Adoption Subsidies – $6.3 million [$2.8 million GR; $3.5 million TF]
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Federal Grant – $27.2 million TF
  • Additional Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Funding – $2.5 million GR

 

Department of Elder Affairs

Total: $313.5 million [$141.9 million GR; $173.6 million TF]; 439.5 positions

  • Alzheimer’s Respite Care – 249 slots – $3.0 million GR
  • Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program – 372 slots – $3.0 million GR
  • Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program – 274 slots – $1.0 million GR
  • Public Guardianship Services – 286 slots – $0.8 million GR
  • Specialized Alzheimer’s Day Care Center Rate Increase – $3.0 million GR

 

Department of Health

Total: $ 2,884.5 million [$531.1 million GR; $2,353.4 million TF]; 14,064.57 positions

  • Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Outbreak Control Workload – $1.9 million [$1.0 million GR; $0.9 million TF]
  • Child Protection Teams – $ 1.4 million GR
  • Poison Control Centers – $3.7 million GR
  • Office of Compassionate Use Workload – 9.0 FTE; $0.8 million TF

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Total: $139.7 million [$10.3 million GR; $129.4 million TF]; 1,117.5 FTE

  • Complete Construction of 7th State Veterans’ Nursing Home – $38.7 million TF
  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance Workload – 10.0 FTE; $0.8 million GR

 

Civil and Criminal Justice

 

Summary

Total Budget: $5.069.1 billion [$4.133.5 billion GR; $935.6 million TF]; 45,809.50 FTE

 

Major Issues

  • Funding the Department of Corrections health services deficit – $18.0 million
  • Funding a new residential mental health facility – $16.4 million GR
  • Funding half of State Courts Technology Comprehensive Plan – $14.0 million; 45 FTE

 

Attorney General/ Legal Affairs

Total: $328.1 million [$55.2 million GR; $272.9 million TF]; 1,411.50 FTE

 

  • Criminal appeals workload – 10 FTE and $0.8 million GR
  • Information Technology workload – 3 FTE and $0.1 million GR; $0.2 million TF
  • Information Technology infrastructure improvements – $0.5 million GR; $0.1 million TF
  • Increase in the Federal Victims Assistance and Compensation (VOCA) Grants – $17.6 million TF
  • Statewide prosecution case management system – $0.8 million TF
  • Leased office space cost increase – $0.3 million GR; $0.2 million TF
  • Increased cost of statewide prosecution – $0.3 million TF

 

Department of Corrections

Total: $2.43 billion [$2.36 billion GR; $74.1 million TF]; 24,238.00 FTE

  • Funding the Department of Corrections health services deficit – $18.0 million GR
  • New residential mental health facility – $16.4 million GR
  • Motor vehicles – $0.3 million GR
  • Enhance education and training program – $1.5 million GR
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of DOC facilities – $6.4 million GR

 

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

Total: $291.8 million [$107.5 million GR; $184.3 million TF]; 1,844.00 FTE

  • Fixed capital outlay for new Pensacola Regional Operations Center – $1.0 million TF
  • Sexual assault kit backlog reduction plan – 5 FTE and $0.8 million GR
  • Improve sexual offender and predator registry – $1.9 million TF
  • Increase trust fund authority for law enforcement training – $2.2 million TF
  • Increase sexual assault kit grants – $0.4 million TF
  • Enhance missing children response and investigations – 9 FTE and $0.7 million TF
  • Unsolved case website – $0.2 million GR
  • Funds final year of Computerized Criminal History (CCH) database – $5.0 million TF

 

Department of Juvenile Justice

Total: $576.3 million [$417.5 million GR; $158.8 million TF]; 3,269.50 FTE

  • PACE Centers for Girls – $3.6 million GR
  • Funds state share of juvenile detention cost share – $2.5 million GR
  • Increases the number of juvenile residential commitment beds – $5.2 million GR
  • Funds enhanced evidence-based services for residential programs – $5.3 million TF
  • Funds the SNAP Program for young children -$1.1 million TF
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of department-owned facilities – $6.5 million GR

 

State Court System

Total: $528.0 million [$436.6 million GR; $91.4 million TF]; 4,408.50 FTE

  • Funding half of State Courts Technology Comprehensive Plan – $14.0 million; 45 FTE
  • Case management resources – $1.40 million; 20 FTE
  • Address additional 3rd DCA courthouse costs – $0.1 million GR
  • Naltrexone injections to treat opioid- and alcohol-addicted offenders – $2.5 million GR
  • Veterans’ Courts – $0.8 million GR

 

Justice Administration

Total: $902.8 million [$748.6 million GR; $154.3 million TF]; 10,506.00 FTE

  • Increased due process funding for death penalty cases – $1.3 million GR
  • State attorney workload – $0.4 million in GR, $0.4 million in TF

 

Clerks of the Court

  • Address clerk revenue deficits – $25.0 million nonrecurring GR for CFY 2016-17 and a conforming bill that redirects $25.0 million in recurring GR to the clerks.

 

Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development

 

Summary

Total Budget: $13.4 billion [$434.8 million GR; $13.0 billion TF]; 13,275.5 positions

 

Major Issues

  • Transportation Work Program – $9.9 billion TF
  • Affordable Housing Programs – $274.4 million TF
  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives – $83.4 million TF
  • Economic Development Partners – $135.8 million TF
  • Library Grants and Initiatives – $39.4 million GR
  • Cultural and Museum Grants and Initiatives – $24.2 million (TF & GR)
  • Historic Preservation Grants and Initiatives – $11.8 million (TF & GR)
  • Motorist Modernization Project and Enterprise Data Infrastructure – $17.5 million TF
  • National Guard Tuition Assistance – $4.5 million GR

 

Department of Economic Opportunity

Total: $1.4 billion [$300.8 million GR; $1.1 billion TF]; 1,538.5 positions

 

  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives – $83.4 million TF includes:
    • Economic Development Toolkit Payments and Initiatives – $83.4 million TF
    • Payments for existing contracts-$38.4 million
    • Quick Action Closing Fund-$45.0 million

 

  • Economic Development Partners – $129.2 million TF includes:
    • Enterprise Florida (EFI) – $23.5 million TF
    • VISIT Florida – $76 million TF
    • Florida Sports Foundation – $4.7 million TF
    • Space Florida – $19.5 million TF [$12.5 million recurring; $7 million nonrecurring]
    • Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research –$5.5 million TF [$1 million recurring; $4.5 million nonrecurring]

 

  • Workforce Development Programs, Projects, and Initiatives – $22.4 million TF includes:
    • Quick Response Training Program – $16.0 million TF
    • Workforce Development Projects and Initiatives – $7.6 TF

 

  • Affordable Housing Programs – $274.4 million TF:
    • SHIP – $130.9 million TF (allocated to local governments), includes:
      • More flexibility in the SHIP program regarding rent subsidies and rental assistance
      • $5.2 million allocated for homeless Challenge Grants
    • State Housing Programs – $143.5 million TF includes:
      • At least 50 percent for the SAIL Program
      • $10 million for competitive grant program for housing developments designed for persons with developmental disabilities
      • $20 million for workforce housing to serve low-income persons and certain households in the Florida Keys
    • Housing and Community Development Programs, Projects, and Initiatives – $26.1 million TF includes:
      • Housing and Community Development Projects and Initiatives – $23.8 million TF
      • Technical and Planning Assistance and Competitive Florida Partnership Program – $1.3 million TF
      • Building Homes for Heroes-$1 million TF

 

Department of State

Total: $141.0 million [$104.5 million GR; $36.5 TF]; 412 positions

  • State Aid to Libraries – $25.2 million GR
  • Libraries – $15.5 million GR o Library Construction Grant Ranked List – $5.3 million GR
  • Library Technology Grants – $8.2 million GR
  • Library Cooperatives – $2 million recurring
  • Cultural & Museum Program Support and Facilities Grants – $29.1 million [$27.6 million GR; $1.5 million TF]
  • Historic Small Matching and Facilities Grants – $11.7 million GR
  • County Elections Assistance – $1.2 million GR

 

Department of Transportation

Total: $10.9 billion TF; 6,299 positions

 

Transportation Work Program – $9.9 billion TF:

  • Highway and Bridge Construction – $4.2 billion
  • Resurfacing and Maintenance – $1.2 billion
  • Design and Engineering – $1.2 billion
  • Right of Way Land Acquisition – $733.3 million
  • Public Transit Development Grants – $639.7 million
  • Rail Development Grants – $237.7 million
  • County Transportation Programs:
    • Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) – $30.0 million
    • Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) – $64.3 million (includes $9 million for Small Cities)
    • Other County Transportation Programs – $55.6 million
  • Aviation Development Grants – $257.1 million
  • Seaport and Intermodal Development Grants – $188.0 million
  • Economic Development Transportation (“Road Fund”) Projects – $24.1 million TF
  • Shared-Use Non-Motorized Trail Network – $25 million
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Program Grants – $54.1 million

 

Department of Military Affairs

Total: $86.3 million [$29.5 million GR; $56.9 million TF; 453 positions]

  • Armories – $6.0 million GR
  • Community Outreach Programs (Forward March and About Face) – $2 million recurring GR
  • Secure and Harden State Readiness Centers – $2.0 million GR
  • Tuition Assistance for Florida National Guard – $4.2 million GR

 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Total: $476.8 million TF; 4,414 positions

  • Florida Highway Patrol:
    • Replacement Of In-Car Digital Video Cameras- $3.6 million TF
  • Motorist Modernization Project – Phase I and II – $14.0 million TF
  • Enterprise Data Infrastructure – $3.5 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repairs of Facilities – $3.0 million TF

 

Division of Emergency Management

Total: $395.3 million TF; 157 positions

  • Federally Declared Disaster Funding, excluding state match – $310.5 million:
    • Communities – $293.3 million
    • State Operations – $17.2 million
  • Statewide Notification and Alert System – $3.5 million TF
  • Residential Construction Mitigation – $4.0 million TF

 

The Environment and Natural Resources

 

Summary

Total Budget: $3.8 billion ($506.3 million GR; $693.5 million LATF; $2.6 billion Other TF); 8,671 positions

 

Major Issues

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Total: $1.7 billion ($208.6 million GR; $23.1 million LATF; $1.5 billion TF); 3,614 positions

  • Wildfire Suppression Equipment $3 million TF
  • Florida Forest Service Grants for Endangered Species $1.2 million TF
  • Citrus Greening Research $8 million TF
  • Farm Share and Food Banks $2.2 million GR
  • Agricultural Best Management Practices Partnership Agreements $1.4 million TF
  • Agriculture Education and Promotion Facilities $4.6 million TF
  • Citrus Health Response Program $7.1 million TF
  • Kissimmee Animal Diagnostic Lab $4.1 million GR
  • State Farmers Markets Facility Improvements $1 million TF
  • Critical Building Repairs and Maintenance $2 million GR
  • African Snail Eradication Program $2.3 million TF
  • Child Nutrition Program Grants $99.2 million TF

 

Department of Citrus

Total: $33.1 million ($33.1 million TF); 39 positions

  • Advertising/Promotion $2.7 million TF

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Total: $1.7 billion ($213.1 million GR; $609.2 million LATF; $862.4 million TF); 2,899.5 positions

  • Everglades Restoration $144.0 million ($32.0 million LATF; $112.0 million TF)
  • Northern Everglades Restoration $34.0 million ($28.2 million LATF; $5.8 million GR)
  • St. John River/Keystone Heights Restoration, Public Access & Recreation $20 million LATF
  • Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern $25 million LATF
  • Hurricane Recovery Beach Projects $50.0 million GR
  • Beach Management Funding Assistance $50 million LATF
  • Springs Restoration $50 million LATF (base funding)
  • Indian River Lagoon Septic to Sewer Assistance Grants $20 million GR
  • Water Projects $67.3 million GR
  • Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) $5.4 million GR
  • State Parks Maintenance and Repairs $22.9 million TF
  • Petroleum Tanks Cleanup Program $110 million TF
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) $7.4 million GR
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Revolving Loan Programs $18.4 million GR; $226.9 million TF
  • Hazardous Waste/Site Cleanup $8.5 million TF
  • Small County Solid Waste Management Grants $3.0 million TF
  • Small County Wastewater Treatment Grants $15 million ($13 million TF; $2 million GR)
  • Lake Apopka $5 million LATF
  • Local Parks $3.2 million GR
  • Water Management Districts’ Minimum Flows and Levels Support $1.9 million GR

 

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Total: $372.7 million ($81.2 million GR; $61.2 million LATF; $230.2 million TF); 2,118.5 positions

  • Apollo Marine Fish Hatchery $3.5 million ($1.75 million GR; $1.75 million TF)
  • Boating Infrastructure and Improvement Program $5.7 million TF
  • Artificial Fishing Reef Construction $.6 million ($.3m GR & other TF)
  • Derelict Vessel Removal $1.5 million GR
  • Black Bear Conflict Reduction $.5 million GR
  • Building Improvements $.6 million TF

 

General Government

 

Summary

Total Budget: $2 billion [$299.3 million GR; $1.7 billion Other TFs]; 11,350 positions

 

Major Issues

Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Total: $152.3 million [$1.9 million GR; $150.3 million TF]; 1,618 positions

  • Promoting Florida’s Hospitality Program – $1 million TF
  • Legal Costs-Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco – $.4 million GR

 

Department of Financial Services

Total: $386.7 million [$28.2 million GR; $358.5 million TF]; 2,617.50 positions

  • Florida Planning, Accounting & Ledger Management (PALM) Project – $41.9 million TF
  • Florida Accounting & Information Resource (FLAIR) Staff Augmentation – $.6 million TF
  • Fire College and Arson Lab Repairs and Maintenance – $.4 million TF
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud – $.2 million TF; 3 positions
  • Fire College Building Maintenance – $.4 million TF
  • Local Government Fire Services – $5.8 million GR
  • Increase Contracted Services Budget Authority – $1.6 million TF
  • Increase State Fire Marshall Grant Programs – $.9 million TF
  • K-12 Public School Funding Transparency Website – $.5 million GR

 

Department of the Lottery

Total: $167.9 million TF; 420 positions

  • Statewide Document Management System – $.8 million TF
  • Information Technology upgrades to software, hardware, and equipment – $.3 million TF

 

Department of Management Services

Total Budget: $619.8 million [$56.5 million GR; $563.3 million TF]; 833 positions

  • Florida Facilities Pool – $36.9 million [$25.2 million GR; $11.7 million TF]
  • FDLE Pensacola Regional Operations Center – $28.2 million [$26.5 million TF; $1.7 million GR]
  • Dependent Eligibility Verification Services – $1 million TF
  • Florida Interoperability Network and Mutual Aid – $2 million GR
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) Staff Augmentation, Equipment and Independent Verification and Validation Services – $1.6 million TF
  • Division of Retirement Information Technology Contract – $2.1 million TF
  • Fleet Management Information System – $.5 million TF • Seminole County Computer Aided Dispatch System – $2 million GR

 

Division of Administrative Hearings

Total Budget: $26.1 million TF; 241 positions

 

Agency for State Technology

Total: $67.8 million TF; 227 positions

  • Infrastructure Replacement and License Consolidation – $.3 million TF
  • Security Training – $.2 million TF

 

Public Service Commission

Total: $25 million TF; 273 positions

  • Replacement of Motor Vehicles – $.1 million TF

 

Department of Revenue

Total: $577.6 million [$212.7 million GR; $365 million TF]; 5,121 positions

  • Fiscally Constrained Counties – $26.2 million GR
  • Aerial Photography – $.2 million GR

 

 

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