- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said the state will need help covering costs associated with the coronavirus outbreak, expressing confidence that the federal government will help pick up the tab for increased Medicaid outlays.
And the state might have to borrow to deliver a $400 weekly benefit to unemployed workers that President Donald Trump mandated in an Aug. 8 executive order, he said.
Source: (Politico) DeSantis: Florida will need help making ends meetIn an interview at his office in the state Capitol, DeSantis said he expects federal stimulus funding to be extended through the end of the state's fiscal year on June 30.
“We think that they're going to continue that as long as there's a state of emergency,” DeSantis said. "If we didn't have that, then we'd have to do more in [general revenue].”
Hello, what's this? DeSantis' Covid mismanagement has put the state into debt? They can't pay the 25% unemployment match? And he will need emergency funds through next June?
Interesting stuff. I'm not sure what to make of it.