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Florida Matters: Budget Cuts And COVID-19

"We're way behind in testing, so he doesn't know, we don't know where the virus has spread." - public health professor Tracy Zontek on DeSantis' argument that not all parts of the state need stay-at-home orders.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Governor Ron DeSantis slashed a billion dollars from the state budget. And as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, future cuts are likely. 

That's the focus of this week's Florida Matters. 

This week's guests: 

-State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg).

- Dr. Chris Jones, President of Florida Economic Advisors and adjunct instructor of economics at the University of South Florida. 

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Bradley George comes to WUSF from Atlanta, where he was a reporter, host, and editor at Georgia Public Broadcasting. While in Atlanta, he reported for NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and The Takeaway. His work has been recognized by , the Georgia Associated Press, and the Atlanta Press Club. Prior to his time in Georgia, Bradley worked at public radio stations in Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina.