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Fishkind Conversations: The Governor's Budget

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Governor Ron DeSantis has released his proposed $96.6 billion-dollar budget for the next fiscal year. It’s more than four billion dollars higher than last year’s budget, which seems surprising during a time of projected economic shortfalls due to the COVID-19 recession.

But economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston the governor’s budget is realistic and will not call for the feared budget cuts.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.