In recent days, the Florida House and Senate have released their initial education budget proposals.
Both chambers seek to up the ante beyond Gov. Rick Scott’s plan, with the Senate looking to cut local property tax contributions and put the state on the hook for the amount, instead.
The House plan aims to increase the base student allocation by more than $100, compared to the Senate’s recommended $81 hike. Meanwhile, the Senate would raise the total funds per FTE by nearly $142, compared to the House’s $124.