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Legislators applauded for bringing Hernando $160 million


Published:   |   Updated: June 24, 2014 at 03:17 PM

The state gave Hernando County a record $160.5 million in 2014-15 general appropriations, according to a county press release.

The funding is for 20 appropriations that support continued improvement projects and include: workforce development, school readiness and pre-kindergarten programs, vocational and educational programs, community service and local parks, as well as highway and other road improvements.

It also includes a $3 million commitment to help pay for a proposed nature and educational center somewhere in Hernando County.

The state legislative delegation representing Hernando County includes State Representative Robert Schenck, State Representative Jimmie Smith and State Senator Wilton Simpson.

County commissioners Tuesday presented a resolution to the delegates recognizing their accomplishments.

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