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Florida Senate gets less optimistic about education budget



The relatively rosy picture a Florida Senate panel painted Friday for the state education budget quickly got gloomier Monday.

On Friday, Sen. David Simmons, the Altamonte Springs Republican who chairs thePre-K-12 budget subcommittee, had unveiled a preliminary proposal showing a 2.28 percent cut to education funding.

Monday, Simmons' plan was up to a 6.5 percent cut -- much closer to the 7.7 percent number the House put out last week, though still less than the 10 percent proposed by Gov. Rick Scott.

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[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2011 5:32pm]


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