Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–March 26
Mar 26, 2009
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A pair of Republican senators are pressing a compromise that would tie looser class-size limits to a permanent penny sales tax hike for education.
Florida Senate leaders are crafting a plan to combine a proposed class-size amendment with a penny sales-tax increase for education and put the issue before voters as early as this fall.
Florida Senate budget writers sent a message to the House and governor Wednesday: It’s time to start talking about new taxes.
From school prayer to the ”shell game” of the federal stimulus money to wining and dining lawmakers, Thursday at the state Capitol is sure to set off fireworks.
As thousands of Miami-Dade schools employees agreed to delay three days of pay, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho promised to defer six.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will give up six days of pay and postpone $30,000 of his benefits until employees are repaid for any work days they give up, he said at Wednesday’s School board meeting.
The Alachua County School District has its own version of “The Price is Right,” albeit without famous game show host Drew Carey.
The free ride soon could end for students who receive Bright Futures scholarships.
In rolling out a potential budget for the PreK-12 system, Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, said the committee may examine changing the textbook buying cycle from six years to eight years in hopes of saving money.
Legislature totally consumed by budget crisis
Florida lawmakers are so focused on the state’s budget problems, even hot-button topics such as giving out more private school-tuition vouchers to public-school kids have barely raised eyebrows.
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