Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday in Miami that he will sign the state budget approved by the Legislature this year — and call a special session next week to increase spending for schools and economic development.
The governing board of the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a charter school in Fort Myers serving more than fifty students with intellectual disabilities, made an abrupt and unanimous vote by to close last week. Citing declining revenue from Goodwill stores and a $250,000 annual budget shortfall, the closure will be effective by the start of the next school year.
ByLloyd Dunkelberger of The News Service of Florida•May 29, 2017
Upset over a $30 million cut in remedial education funding, state-college advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a $1.2 billion portion of the state budget, forcing lawmakers to revamp the spending plan for the 28 colleges.
It’s been six months and a full legislative session since the Florida Kids Count survey ranked the quality of life for children in the state among the lowest in the country. Now that lawmakers have gone home, what's changed?