Fla. governor proposes $542M increase to education spending

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday made a pitch to increase public school spending in Florida by $542 million.

The proposed increase falls far short of the $1.2 billion increase Scott recommended last year, despite the best budget outlook in recent memory.

Still, Scott said his latest recommendation would be enough to push education spending to a record high of $18.84 billion.

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