What's $419 million and 278 pages? An education bill that state lawmakers vote on today
A swift outcry of condemnation came over the weekend from many parents, teachers and school administrators who want the Florida Legislature to reject a $419 million, 278-page K-12 public schools bill - which was decided behind closed doors, which lawmakers cannot change and which they'll have had only about 72 hours to review when they vote Monday.
$419M schools bill headed to Gov. Scott, after barely surviving Senate vote
Lawmakers struggled to pass a controversial $419 million, 278-page K-12 public schools bill on Monday, the final day of the annual session - as senators acknowledged parts of the rushed legislation were flawed and would need to be fixed when the Legislature reconvenes in 2018.
Nine ways Florida schools would change if the Legislature gets its way
For the second straight year, Florida lawmakers spent the closing hours of their session debating hot-button education issues. And again, despite some hand wringing, they adopted a few measures that had much more support among the political classes than from educators, parents and students.
All eyes on Gov. Rick Scott as he considers budget veto options
Gov. Rick Scott keeps a veto pen on his desk, but considering his total frustration with the 2017 Legislature, it looks more like a machete.