The Hippodrome could see cuts under Gov. Scott's proposed budget
GAINESVILLE, FLA-- It's an icon in downtown Gainesville, but it's future may be threatened by governor Scott’s current proposed budget.
The Hippodrome theatre operates on a 2.6 million dollar budget.
About half of that money comes from grants and donations.
In 2007 the state cut its grant funding to the hip which resulted in the loss of 14 employees.
Last year the state awarded the theatre full funding of $150,000 dollars.
In Governor Scotts new proposal that number would be cut down to around $30,000 dollars.
"I find it interesting that the Governor calls his budget proposal " Keep Florida Working" we simply cannot afford to keep people working without the level of support at the highest rate," said Hippodrome rarketing director Jessica Hurov.
The Governor's press secretary Jeri Bustamante said in a statement to TV20 that "Governor Scott will review the final budget when it comes to his desk."
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