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Education Cuts

January 5th, 2009 by flanews

Schools face the largest cuts in the budget.

Lawmakers will consider chopping another 360 million in education funding this special session. School administrators are considering laying-off teachers, cancelling field trips, and reducing bus routes to keep up with the proposed cuts. Florida Education Association Spokesman Mark Pudlow said lawmakers need to eliminate tax loopholes to spare education from the budget ax.

Weve granted tax cuts for the last 10 years to some of the wealthiest people in Florida, corporations, Its time for us to go out there and find revenue and make sure we stop these cuts before they have a negative impact on kids, said Pudlow.

The Florida Education Association is also calling for a temporary sales tax increase to fund public schools.

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