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Governor vetoes funding for southwest Florida water projects

Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed more than $3.1 billion in projects around the state.

Many of those projects on the chopping block are located in Southwest Florida.

The governor’s 2022 veto list is 12 pages long and contains $7.5 million in projects that were vetoed from Charlotte to Collier Counties.

One of the biggest projects to come into contact with the governor’s veto axe was the water project linking Fort Myers to Cape Coral.

Mayor Kevin Anderson explained the city is laying pipe from the city’s water plant toward the river’s edge where the City of Cape Coral picks up.

Pipes along McGregor Blvd will carry potable water under the river to Cape Coral.

Fort Myers got funding from the governor; however, Cape Coral’s Caloosahatchee River Crossing Project was denied the $1.7 million it was requesting.

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