Hot – Gov. Scott Proposes $178 M On Veterans & Families

The governor has announced a proposal that would benefit families of Florida veterans.  Rick Scott paid a visit to Cheney Brothers in Riviera Beach yesterday to make the announcement.  He's proposing $178 milliion to boost programs including "Building Homes for Heroes," which helps house disabled veterans who are severely injured.  The funding would also be used to help vets with their transition into civilian life. 

Scott also announced his support for a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would call for free college tuition for family members of first responders, law enforcement officers and military service members who die in the line of duty.

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Governor Rick Scott announced Monday how he wants to set aside $178 million for veteran programs within the next proposed budget.

The funds would boost programs such as "Building Homes for Heroes", which helps house disabled vets who are severely injured.

Also, the funding will be used to help vets with what can be a difficult transition when they return from overseas and look for work.

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