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Florida Billboard ? week 7

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Florida Billboard ? week 7

04.17.17 08:49 AM

Hope springs eternal in the Sunshine State. This week, as both chambers prepare to enter budget negotiations, the Florida House passed a bill that would create the Schools of Hope Program (HB 5105)–clearing the way for charter schools to open up in districts with consistently under-performing “D” or “F” schools. The Senate has not yet considered the bill, but some have speculated that it will be amended onto one of the Senate’s education bills soon. Florida Billboard_04-10-17 to 04-14-17 And the Senate passed SB 10, a constantly and rapidly-evolving water bill that was dramatically different at each committee stop. Likewise, the House has not considered its companion, HB 761. With budget negotiations on the way, though, the push to clean Lake Okeechobee’s “guacamole” will probably undergo several more changes in the coming weeks. Both the House and Senate passed their proposed budgets this week, still separated by a massive $4 billion gap. But the differences are not only about how much money would be spent. They also reflect different priorities. *The Senate would allow for a more than $500 million increase in property taxes, would continue to give Enterprise Florida $80 million for corporate welfare, and has $700 million for […]

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