TaxWatch finds $203 million in pork in budgetby Dara Kam | May 24th, 2011
Florida TaxWatch, the business-backed government spending watchdog, spotted $203 million in “turkeys” in the $69.7 billion budget awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature – and line-item vetoes.
That’s the most pork in the budget the group, which conducts the exercise annually, found since 2007, according to a press release.
Unfortunately for Palm Beach County, included in the pork projects is $7.3 million for a Wellington-area campus of Palm Beach State College. Gov. Charlie Crist last year vetoed $19 million – the total cost of the project – for the new campus.
Also on the list: $1.4 million for the Glades Senior Community Center. The county wants to convert the existing senior center to a homeless resource center.
Both projects are Palm Beach County priorities.
Here’s the full list.