New Law Will Send More Money To Ports

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – More money will be floated yearly to the state’s 15 seaports under a wide-ranging transportation bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott.
The measure (HB 7027) boosts the minimum annual funding for the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development program — administered by the Florida Ports Council — from $15 million to $25 million.
Florida Ports Council President and CEO Doug Wheeler said the state has seen an uptick in tonnage and the number of containers coming through its ports since the global recession ended and the money will help further position “Florida as a global

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