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Gov. Rick Scott unveils proposed budget help for veterans

Posted: 11:17 AM, Nov 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-13 17:09:59Z

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.