SWFL airports, college and social service absorb extra funds

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From medical facilities to college support, institutions in Southwest Florida will benefit from millions in additional funding.

With the release of the so-called “sprinkle list“, Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport has another major reason to celebrate. He will receive $2.5 million for an aviation technology school at the airport. It is in addition to the 21.5 million dollars that the fastest growing American airport has been already defined to be received for a terminal expansion.

But drivers in the Sarasota-Bradenton area also scored in nuggets. Senate Supplementary Estimates cut $2 million from plans to remove Bradenton Beach State Road 789 main and branch power lines.

An additional $500,000 will go toward building a pedestrian overpass over US 41 in Palmetto to allow pedestrians and cyclists, including college students, to cross the freeway safely . It was an effort sponsored by Rep. will robinsona Republican from Bradenton.

the Florida State College, Manatee-Sarasota landed $2.5 million in operating support from additional House funding.

The House and Senate get millions in tax revenue to play with near the end of budget negotiations. This money is distributed among different projects in what is known in legislative parlance as the “sprinkling list”.

The release of the slate on Wednesday evening is a sign that budget negotiations are over and the Legislative Assembly will reach its new scheduled end date of Monday, March 14.

Meanwhile, the house has donated $250,000 for The Bay waterfront project in Sarasota. The Senate will also rain $300,000 on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota for streetscape improvements.

First Step of Florida in Sarasota landed $675,180 for a 24-hour access center, a top priority for the senator. Joe Gruter be p. Fiona McFarland, both Sarasota Republicans. The agency provides affordable, evidence-based behavioral health care services to children and families.

Further south, $706,024 will go to the Collier Central Reception Center, a priority of the future Senate speaker Kathleen Passidomo, a republican from Naples. The system would provide crisis assessment, intervention and referral services with crisis stabilization beds for youth and adults to provide centralized access to mental health and addictions services for the community. Collier County does not have a central reception system for youth or adults, a request for financing states.

The House and Senate get millions in tax revenue to play with near the end of budget negotiations. This money is distributed among different projects in what is known in legislative parlance as the “sprinkling list”.

The House and Senate released their “sprinkle listsWednesday night. Leaders agreed on $759 million for local projects.

The release of the slate is a sign that budget negotiations are over and the Legislative Assembly will reach its new scheduled end date of Monday, March 14.


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