Posted 1 year ago on April 24, 2012, 11:49 a.m. EST by shooz
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As a slap in the face to women during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Rick Scott cuts funding to rape crises centers in Florida.
On April 17, smack in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The Legislature allotted the funds to the organization in order to support 30 rape crisis centers as they face impending reductions in collections, which currently is the bulk of their budgets.
The cut to the Florida Council was just one of the many health projects that Scott used his line-item veto power to eliminate from this year’s $70 billion budget.