Gov. DeSantis signs 2021-2022 state budget


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Governor Ron DeSantis officially signed the new state budget Wednesday morning.

The governor signed the “Florida Leads” budget for 2021-2022 at an Italian restaurant called The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach.

The budget totaled $101.5 billion and includes $169 million in tax relief.

“I’m proud to sign the Florida Leads budget that continues to exemplify Florida’s continued resolve and unshakeable economic foundation, while establishing Florida’s position as a nationwide leader in education, protecting our environment, creating a resilient economy, and ensuring public safety,” said DeSantis. “We did all this while maintaining strong fiscal reserves and lowering taxes to make sure Florida families benefit this year and for decades to come.”

You can watch his full press conference on the new budget in the video player above or on WFLA News Channel 8’s Facebook page.

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