SCOTT TO PROPOSE $80 MILLION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
By Space Coast Daily // January 29, 2014
2014-15 budget proposal set for today
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Cancer research centers would get $80 million in the budget Gov. Rick Scott is going to recommend to Florida lawmakers on Wednesday.
“We’ll add $80 million to cancer research for the goal of making Florida a national leader in cancer research,” Scott announced during an appearance at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Tuesday.
The bulk of the money, $60 million, would go to existing cancer centers as they seek National Cancer Institute designation, according to a release from the governor’s office.
The remaining $20 million would be used for peer-reviewed research grants.
Scott is slated to release his full 2014-15 budget proposal Wednesday during an Associated Press meeting of reporters and editors from across the state.