Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners — Wednesday, August 31
Aug 31, 2011
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Broward County Public Schools is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida, comprising 231 traditional schools and 68 charter schools.
A new task force on government efficiency set to work today with a goal of recommending $3 billion in additional spending cuts to the Florida Legislature and “changing the culture” of state government.
Florida’s property-tax system isn’t perfect.
Stephanie Rothman has done the math.
The fine education writer out of Tallahassee, Lilly Rockwell, took an in-depth look at teachers’ salaries statewide and found that on average, they are making about $1,200 less a year than they were four years ago.
A proposal to tax bottled water was filed Monday in the Florida Senate, re-igniting a water war that has pitted Senator Evelyn Lynn against bottlers and business groups.
Senator Joe Negron criticizes the current system of having an appointed education commissioner.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam named Congressional policy veteran Patrick Sheehan to serve as director of the Office of Energy and Robin Safley, a regular on the “The Usual Suspects” television political talk show, to head up school nutrition programs.
Governor Rick Scott in June vetoed $305 million in spending authority for Florida Forever. But one program has some money left over because other projects were cheaper due to declining land prices.
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