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Governor Scott Makes Vets a Priority in 2017 Budget

By Concerned Veterans for America

Tallahassee, FL – Governor Scott’s newly-introduced state budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year includes an important provision prioritizing veterans.

In addition to his broad based tax cuts that will provide relief to hardworking Floridians, Governor Scott proposes eliminating fees for hardworking veterans who work as commercial drivers. The budget also includes more FTEs, so that veterans’ services can process calls more quickly.

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Florida Spokesman Diego Echeverri issued the following statement:

“The Florida legislature should work to give as much money as possible back to the Florida families and entrepreneurs, including our hardworking veterans – they are key drivers of our state economy. We commend the Governor for making veterans a priority in his budget, and we look forward to working with Governor Scott to ensure we remove even more barriers to entry for veterans and their spouses.”


Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.