Florida governor wants $1 billion increase in school spending

Jan. 23, 2008
Recommendation seeks to allay concerns that proposed tax-cut amendment would lead to funding cut

Countering critics of his property tax-cut plan, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has recommended a statewide education budget that would increase spending on public schools by $1 billion next year. The governor's proposal to the Legislature is intended to quiet critics who are concerned that if voters approve his tax-cut amendment on Jan. 29, school funding will drop $1.5 billion statewide over five years.

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