Florida Governor Vetoes Public Broadcasting Funding
May 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM (PT)
FLORIDA Governor RICK SCOTT's budget vetoes, announced WEDNESDAY, included the elimination of $4.8 million for public radio and television stations, reports the ORLANDO SENTINEL.
The cuts average $61,715 per public radio station; for larger stations, the amount is a relatively small portion of their overall funding, but could hurt smaller stations to a greater extent. The legislature can vote to overturn the veto, and stations like NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION noncommercial Variety WMNF/TAMPA are directing listeners to look up their representatives to contact them about an override.