Florida Forever Appropriations Update - 2013

Florida Forever Appropriations Update – 2013

The Senate passed its appropriations package unanimously on Thursday, April 11 and the House passed their appropriations package on Friday, April 12 with a 99-17 vote.

The House budget includes $25 million in general revenue and $50 million from the sale of surplus lands for the Florida Forever program, while the Senate includes $10 million from the Land Acquisition trust fund and $50 million from the sale of surplus lands for Florida Forever.

Once both chambers approve their budgets they will go into budget conference where the House and Senate conferees will meet to discuss what allocations each budget line item will receive.

You can count on your Audubon team to work diligently during the budget conference to help ensure the Senate takes the House position - which also matches the Governor’s position - on Florida Forever.