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House Budget Matches Gov. Scott’s $1 Billion School Request

The Florida House is proposing a budget that would match Gov. Rick Scott’s goal of adding $1 billion for K-12 education, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, said adding the money won’t be easy, but the state’s economy is improving. From Cannon’s press release: We have endeavored to prioritize the most […]

Florida House Leader Says “We Share the Governor’s Goal” on Education Budget

House Speaker Dean Cannon says he shares Gov. Rick Scott’s goal of adding $1 billion for Florida schools, but stopped short of committing to the money in next year’s budget. Cannon, R-Winter Park, spoke with Mark Simpson of Orlando’s WMFE. “It’s too soon to tell,” Cannon said. “That’s one of those areas where we share […]

House Speaker Says Higher Ed System Has “No Clear Mission”

Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon said state lawmakers trying to benefit their own parochial interests have muddied the mission of the state’s higher education system. Cannon, R-Winter Park, said the House will study how to improve the system because the state’s economy is tied to a “strong and dynamic” higher education system, according to prepared […]

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