Gov. Rick Scott was in Riviera Beach Monday morning to announce he wants to use $170 million to help veterans and their families.
Gov. Rick Scott
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. --Governor Rick Scott has announced his proposed funding for veterans in next year's budget.
The governor made the announcement at Cheney Brothers in Riviera Beach because they employ a number of veterans.
During his appearance, Scott awarded the Governor Veterans Service Medal to about a dozen vets.
The governor is proposing $170 million in next year's budget which includes things such as building homes for wounded vets and helping them find work.
The governor also expressed support for a measure that would give free tuition at state colleges and universities for children of fallen officers.
Following his visit, the governor headed to Kissimmee for a roundtable discussion on help for Puerto Rico which continues to deal with the aftermath of destruction from Hurricane Maria.