DeSantis holds the key to health care projects

Gov. Ron DeSantis, aiming to curtail spending amid the Covid-19 pandemic, used his veto pen last year to wipe out $44 million in health care-related projects inserted into the budget by state lawmakers.

The question is whether he will do it again this year as the state’s financial picture has improved.

An analysis of the health and human-services portion of the budget obtained by The News Service of Florida shows that lawmakers this year were able to direct $91.1 million to hometown projects,…