The dust is settling from the 2023 Legislative Session, and what’s clear is how well Speaker Paul Renner and Senator Travis Hutson supported their legislative district, including here in Palm Coast. With Flagler County once again expected to see significant population growth over the next 20 years, supporting investments in transportation and infrastructure is wise. Both House Speaker Paul Renner and Senator Travis Hutson have helped set the Palm Coast/Flagler County region on the path to success.
The only question is, will the support survive the Governor’s veto pen?
The below is analysis of the 2023 Florida Legislative Session as reported by Florida Politics (Palm Coast listed as “winner”):
“Palm Coast — Is anyone surprised that the House Speaker’s district came out a winner? No. But we’ll still state their wins for the historical record. The 51-year-old city scored a whopping $54 million in the budget approved by lawmakers, with the chief appropriation being a $25 million check to extend the Matanzas Woods Parkway westward into an area ripe for development. The other big one: $18.4 million for top-to-bottom makeover for a stretch of Old Kings Road, including widening, beautification, new sidewalks, streetlights and water quality improvements. The area can also expect to see two new and improved fire stations.”