DeSantis puts $50 million toward springs, but existing funding sits unspent
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state budget proposal puts $50 million toward Florida’s ailing springs, even as existing springs money sits unspent.
The money is an annual allocation under the Legacy Florida Act, approved in 2016 to put a quarter of water and land conservation funding toward the Everglades, springs and Lake Apopka.
Lawmakers allocated the springs money again last year, but Clay Henderson of Stetson University’s Water Institute says a list of projects remains unfunded.