Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released his “Florida Leads” budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
Governor Ron DeSantis said, “While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the strength of our state and our nation, Florida is resilient and will continue to lead. The cornerstone of my mission has been to protect our most vulnerable residents and put Florida’s Seniors First, while ensuring that every Floridian can go to school, go to work, and provide for themselves and their families.
“Because of this approach, Florida has been an exception to many of the economic struggles we are seeing in other states. The Florida Leads Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget exemplifies our continued resolve and unshakable economic foundation. The budget builds on key investments in education, the environment, health and human services, public safety and more, while safeguarding taxpayer dollars and maintaining strong fiscal reserves.
“Our state has been tested many times before and has always passed with flying colors. Although our fight against COVID-19 has altered our economic landscape, Florida is on the road to recovery and will continue to lead.”
Florida Leads on Fiscal Responsibility and Taxpayer Savings
The total recommendation for the FY 2021-2022 budget is $96.6 billion.