THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 4, 2017.......... Gov. Rick Scott is backing a request from state law-enforcement officials to set up anti-terrorism squads across Florida.
Scott will include in his 2017-2018 budget proposal a $5.8 million request for counterterrorism efforts by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he announced Wednesday during a news conference in Orlando.
State lawmakers, faced with a tightening fiscal outlook, will craft the budget during the 60-day legislative session that begins March 7. The 2017-2018 budget year starts July 1.