3 Governor Scott unveils his new state budget proposal during a visit to Jacksonville. He called on the legislature to commit BILLIONS to the Department of Transportation ..including millions for our port. Channel 4's Jim Piggott spoke with the Governor ... Jim, were there any surprises in his announcement? 3 3 Only that he says that there's more money available this year than last year and that will have an impact on the roads and ports throughout the state. But some we talk to today say the governor needs to focus more attention on Jax port and not spread it out Sandy Seabrook escorts truck S onto the port. He knew the governor was here.Today. And says there are other issues at the port besides dredging. And expanding Sandy Seabrook Driver escort Time 21:31 we have a beautiful port but we are not utilizing it. We should be operating more like 80% before you start talking about developing The port or deepening the channelThe governor used the port as his backdrop to announce his transportation budget. Which ports are a part of.Prepro The gov is proposing 8.8 billion dollars for transportation In that's 138 million of that for ports with 2.6 million specially for JAXPORT. Which will be used for pier upgrades. The governor says it ' s a record increase for transportation . The governor says the money is coming from a number of sources Time code 26:31 You know it helps to get people job. It helps to have people move to our state we had a dramatic increase in the number of touristic and outdoor stage to pay all those gas tax to help with the infrastructure. As for local projects that secretary of transportation says in Jacksonville they will look at managed lanes on I-95 in 295 which are those tolls that we would pay in order to have an express lane. Jim ... Since he spoke about transportation... Did the governor mention anything about last week's construction problem with the Overland Bridge project and the expansion of the Fuller Warren? Somewhat. Overland Bridge is in this budget As for the for the fuller bridge the expansion of that would not be in this budget but it would be next year.