Raid the reserves
Gov. Charlie Crist today called upon legislators to use the state's rainy day funds rather than cut Florida's K-12 education budget again this fiscal year, our sister blog the Buzz reports. "I think it's unfortunate," Crist said of the legislative plan to reduce education spending by about $200-million. "This is just the beginning of the process, as we know."
The Legislature is scheduled to talk about the budget during the first days of its upcoming session, which begins next week.