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2025222 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-01-10 16:59:42.0 UTC 2008-01-10T11:59:42.000-05:00 content/tax-scam-our-schools-cant-afford published 2010-09-15 18:14:41.0 UTC 2010-09-15T14:14:41.000-04:00 drupal 98959 So claims a new mailer by Florida Is Our Home, the coalition of teachers, firefighters and others fighting the property tax cut plan on the Jan. 29 ballot. The cover asks, Where will Amendment 1 put Florida schools? Opening it reveals the answer: Dead Last. School funding is indeed threatened by the proposal (though lawmakers have pledged to make up the difference) but not by the $3-billion the mailer claims. State economists have downgraded the school cuts to $1.5-billion over five years, in part because fewer people are expected to move and take advantage of Save Our Homes portability. Something else that may be devastating to education: The use of cell phones in class. Alex Leary the-buzz-florida-politics Tax reform 'A tax scam our schools can't afford' templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/the-buzz-florida-politics/2008/01/10/98959-tax-scam-our-schools-cant-afford BlogArticle So claims a new mailer by Florida Is Our Home, the coalition of teachers, firefighters and others fighting the property tax cut plan on the Jan. 29 ballot.Tax reformTax reformAlex Leary 380991 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:38:48.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:38:48.000-04:00 alex-leary published Alex Leary <p>Alex Leary is the Washington bureau chief for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>. He previously worked in the <i>Times'</i> state capital bureau, and before that covered local politics, environmental issues and law enforcement. His career in journalism began at the <i>Valley News</i> in New Hampshire.</p> Times Washington Bureau Chief writers DTI 33745929 Alex Leary is the Washington bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times. 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Scott BlogArticle <p> So claims a new mailer by Florida Is Our Home, the coalition of teachers, firefighters and others fighting the property tax cut plan on the Jan. 29 ballot. </p> <p>The cover asks, Where will Amendment 1 put Florida schools? Opening it reveals the answer: Dead Last. </p> <p>School funding is indeed threatened by the proposal (though lawmakers have pledged to make up the difference) but not by the $3-billion the mailer claims. State economists have <a href="http://edr.state.fl.us/conferences/advalorem/SB2d.pdf">downgraded</a> the school cuts to $1.5-billion over five years, in part because fewer people are expected to move and take advantage of Save Our Homes portability. </p> <p>Something else that may be devastating to education: The use of cell phones in class.</p> <p><a href="/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.the-buzz-florida-politics/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/98959.amendment_1_jan10_6.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=637,height=825,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="100" height="129" border="0" alt="Amendment_1_jan10_6" title="Amendment_1_jan10_6" src="/resources/images/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/98959.amendment_1_jan10_6.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a><a onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=637,height=825,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" href="/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.the-buzz-florida-politics/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/98959.amendment_1_jan10_pt2_3.jpg"><img width="100" height="129" border="0" src="/resources/images/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/98959.amendment_1_jan10_pt2_3.jpg" title="Amendment_1_jan10_pt2_3" alt="Amendment_1_jan10_pt2_3" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> <a onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=637,height=825,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" href="/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.the-buzz-florida-politics/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/98959.amendment_1_jan10_pt3_3.jpg"><img width="100" height="129" border="0" src="/resources/images/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/98959.amendment_1_jan10_pt3_3.jpg" title="Amendment_1_jan10_pt3_3" alt="Amendment_1_jan10_pt3_3" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> </p> <p><a onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=637,height=825,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" href="/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.the-buzz-florida-politics/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/98959.amendment_1_pg4.jpg"><img width="100" height="129" border="0" src="/resources/images/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/98959.amendment_1_pg4.jpg" title="Amendment_1_pg4" alt="Amendment_1_pg4" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> </p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:39:21