BY BUDDY NEVINS
Four Broward County earmarks in the state budget have been labeled turkeys that should be removed.
The four are among the 105 local projects that Florida Tax Watch says should be cut out of the state budget, saving $202 million.
What is dramatic about the list is that Broward, the second biggest county, managed to obtain less than $3 million in projects. Peanuts!
This list once again vividly illustrates the lack of influence that Broward’s Democratic delegation has in Tallahassee. Our Democratic senators and House members are irrelevant.
Broward Democrats probably could get more out of Tallahassee if they stayed home.
The turkeys are:
- Dan Marino Foundation– $500,000 â€“ money not requested by any agency or the governor.
- Nova Southeastern University — $1,950,000 — new money not requested by agency to assign students in rotation at health clinics and hospitals.
- Holocaust Documentation and Education Center â€“$250,000 â€“ not requested by agency. Turkey last year.
- Greater Caribbean Chamber of Commerce– $50,000â€”Turkey vetoed last year.
(Source of list and explanation of projects: Florida TaxWatch, Tallahassee)