Florida lawmakers to push for bigger spending on school technology

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Two key Florida lawmakers applauded Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to spend $40 million on school technology improvements, but suggested the amount isn't nearly enough.

"I feel we will do significantly more than that," Senate Education Committee Chairman John Legg said, setting a goal of closer to $100 million for fiscal year 2015 and a continuing revenue stream for the future.

House Speaker Will Weatherford, who joined Legg to announce legislation that aims to put more technology into students' hands, didn't commit to a specific amount, saying it's too early in the legislative process.

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