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TaxWatch Releases Budget Turkeys…A Little Late

June 25th, 2015 by flanews

State Government spending watchdog Florida TaxWatch got beat to the punch this year in their annual budget veto recommendation list they call budget turkeys.

The organization put out their budget turkey list Thursday – even though the Governor already signed the budget and did his vetoes on Monday.  Turkeys are projects that didn’t get the proper vetting during legislative session. TaxWatch pointed out 167 million dollars worth of turkeys this year.

 

“The main goal of our report is not to have the Governor veto everything on it, Turkey Watch report is about identifying projects that didn’t go through the process, it’s for the taxpayer, it’s to help them show accountability, let them know what happened, so they can hold their legislators accountable,” said Kurt Wenner with Florida TaxWatch.

The Governor ended up vetoing nearly $500 million dollars worth of projects.

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