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VETOES: State budget vetoes by Gov. DeSantis include at least two Lakeland items: $500,000 for Florida Polytechnic University‘s master’s programs in computer science and engineering, and $200,000 for  a family support services program at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes One More Child division.

HONORS: Harrell’s LLC Chairman/CEO Jack Harrell received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Thunderbird District of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America | The Citrus Connection recognized paratransit driver Pedro Gonzalez for rescuing an unaccompanied 1-year-old child.