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Democrats Complain About School Cuts

October 3rd, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Public schools have been promised for months to be held harmless during this budget cutting session. Governor Charlie Crist has recently changed his choice of words to as harmless as possible. On the first day of the special session to cut the budget, house Democrats were crying foul while the governor was suggesting classrooms would be okay. Minority Leader Dan Gelber is complaining about double speak from the GOP controlled legislature By the end of the day it going to be a very hard road to accept over 300 million dollars in cuts to education. And I think what people ought to know is that every year we come here, and its as early as the property tax session, you heard Republicans stand here on the floor, and say We will hold education harmless. And the moment the rubber hit the road, almost the first thing that goes is almost a half a billion education dollars, says Gelber.

Charlie Crist remains optimistic. He believes the cuts will not impact the classroom and the quality of public education in this state.

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