Governor Rick Scott signed the 2014 General Appropriations Act – the state’s spending plan for SFY 2015. The budget totals $77 billion, with more than $68.9 million in spending vetoed by the Governor. Overall the SFY 2015 budget represents an increase of $2.88 billion, or 3.89 percent, over the current year.
Health and Human Services received the largest portion of funding in the budget with appropriations totaling $31.87 billion. All Educational programs and services combined received the second largest amount of total funding at $22.59 billion, an increase of 2.90 percent over last year’s budget. Finally, natural resources, environmental issues, growth management and transportation expenditures represent the third largest portion of the SFY 2014 budget, with funding totaling $13.57 billion.
General revenue expenditures for SFY 2014 total approximately $27.87 billion, with trust fund expenditures topping approximately $49.15 billion.