Push for the penny tax
With buckets of pennies at their feet, Democrats today pushed a proposal to add a penny to the state sales tax for three years with the revenue going to plug huge holes in education funding.
"Aren’t our students worth at least a penny?" said Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association, which hosted the news conference.
Said Bullard: "We can’t have the conversation about increased standards and not begin to address the issues of increasing the funding, of providing revenues that will help alleviate the burdens of teachers, administrators, school boards, school systems, etc."
Amy Hollyfield, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau