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Taylor projects survive the cut

Gov. Rick Scott signed a $77 billion Florida budget Monday, and while he used his line-item veto power to slash $68 million in projects, Taylor County allocations were not among those left on the cutting room floor.

Among the local projects set for funding this coming year are a $215,000 Florida Department of Cultural Facilities grant for renovations to Florida Capital Hall, a $50,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant for improvements at Hodges Park at Keaton Beach, $400,000 for a Steinhatchee septic tank elimination project and $312,000 for the design and construction of box hangars at Perry-Foley Airport.

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