In response to reports that the governor’s veto list lost Florida taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars in federal grants, the Florida Democratic Party has released the following statement:
During my time as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, FDACS worked extensively with the federal government to bring our tax dollars back home to Florida. Ron’s veto of two federal block grants undid a major piece of that work, which would have used energy rebates to put cash directly in the pockets of Floridians.— Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried
The loss of this funding is either pure negligence or a political stunt. Under either circumstance, Ron’s obsession with the presidency has yet again hurt the people he was elected to serve — I hope a 30-point loss to Donald Trump is worth it.