With a sweep of the Governor’s veto pen, more than $3 million in funding for water handling in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties circled the drain.
The $3.14 million in reductions – all having to do with flood control and drainage – were among the half-billion that Gov. Ron DeSantis excised from the 2023-24 budget Thursday.
An appropriation for $800,000 for water pipes to improve Lauderhill drainage accounted for the biggest chunk felled in the tri-county water-handling vetoes.
Other projects in Southwest Ranches, Sweetwater and South Bay would have rehabbed culverts, resurfaced roads and added more drainage in a flood-prone area.