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:
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.

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