The GOP-dominated Florida legislature had already budgeted a 30 percent reduction in the funds provided to the state's 26 non-profit public radio and TV stations, forcing organizations scrambling to deal with a long-expected downturn in donations and memberships to conserve further. But Scott's veto zeroes out funding completely, ending a funding arrangement which has stood for 35 years, beginning with the start of the state's fiscal year on July 1.
May 27, 2011
Florida dislikes public broadcasting
Florida Governor Rick Scott has eliminated all state funding for public broadcasting, amounting to a $4.7 million, the St. Petersburg Times reports. From the story: