The Florida Legislature adjourned Sine Die on Friday, May 2 concluding its normal business and passing a balanced state budget. On Monday, June 2, Gov. Rick Scott signed the largest budget in
In House District 7, we were able to secure funding for numerous water, infrastructure, and education projects while also protecting or increasing funding for fiscally constrained counties and our Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern.
State Rep. Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) and State Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) working together brought home $134 million for their district. District 7 covers all of Calhoun,
“I am very proud of the state dollars we were able to keep here in
“I sincerely believe it’s my responsibility to represent all of the residents in House District 7, to remain cognizant of every dollar spent, and to ensure we do not waste citizens hard earned dollars,” he said.
Of particular interest to Franklin County were the following projects: $16,950 for the Dixie Theatre Foundation, Inc.; $25,000 each to the City of Apalachicola and Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Inc.; $50,000 each to Vrooman Park, the historical rehabilitation of Carrabelle Old City Hall, and the re-roofing of Chapman Auditorium; $350,000 to the rehabilitation of Fort Coombs Armory; $497,000 to the City of Apalachicola for work on the Chapman School Building; $404,342 for the School Readiness Program; $127,539 for the Voluntary pre-Kindergarten program; $73,155 for Workforce Development; and $8 million for oyster shelling, best management practices, research, and upgrades to oyster processing facilities.
“I will continue to do all I can to help House District 7 and protect our way of life here,” said Beshears. “I am honored and proud to represent
If you have any questions or concerns on the budget, please email Beshears at Halsey.email@example.com.