Gov. DeSantis announces $22.3M toward Florida workforce development, infrastructure

Lake and Marion counties awarded funding

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WILLISTON, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced just over $22 million in funding toward Florida workforce development and infrastructure during a news conference Friday.

The governor said of the $22.3 million in funding, almost $17 million will go to “rural counties and small cities” in Florida. The funding was awarded to several counties, including Lake and Marion. DeSantis said Lake County would receive $3.8 million and Marion County would receive $500,000.

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The governor said this money would include funding for broadband, community centers and small business grants.

This comes after DeSantis appeared in a Fox News town hall where he doubled down on taxes being paid by Disney and not nearby residents once its self-government is repealed.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.