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DeSantis vetoes arts and museum money, shocks Florida cultural organizations

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto of $32 million in cultural and museum grants and related funding rattled hundreds of organizations across Florida, with critics saying the move damages an almost $3 billion engine of the state’s tourist-powered economy. The veto was among almost $950 million worth of programs and projects slashed by DeSantis, who signed a $116.5 billion state budget Wednesday for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But it also has left some of the 577 arts programs and 33 facilities around the state who lost anticipated dollars scrambling to...

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