Pain eases to Florida school budgets under House plan, but needy to suffer more cuts

TALLAHASSEE — A House panel approved a $1 billion boost in public school spending Wednesday, backing Gov. Rick Scott’s push to begin replenishing dollars for classrooms which suffered even deeper cuts last year.

The proposed, election-year increase looks certain to force sharp cuts in health and social service programs for the poor, elderly and disabled. The House plan would elevate student spending — now at its lowest level in six years — by $141 per-pupil, or just over two percent.

Go to the Palm Beach Post online to read the full story by John Kennedy, Staff Writer.

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