Huffington Post: Governor Scott orders Florida not to fund federal programs as local losses mount

Governor Scott talks to the media (Source: Huffington Post)

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has forbidden the use of state funds to keep federal programs run by the state afloat, according to a memo obtained by the Times/Herald Bureau. Some of the programs facing closure serve foster children, veterans, and schools.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they are closing campgrounds and parks because of the shutdown, including those in Stuart…

[Scott’s Chief of Staff Adam] Hollingsworth did not address what might happen to a handful of federal programs administered by the state that are expected to run out of money in the next four to seven days. Federal assistance programs that serve foster children, veterans programs and small to medium-sized school districts are all expected to be short of cash beginning Oct. 14, state documents show.

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