Florida Considers Cuts to Current Spending, Including Education

September 2007
Educational Marketer;9/17/2007, Vol. 38 Issue 18, p4
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The article reports that the legislators in Florida have called a special session of the Legislature on October 3, 2007 to make budget cuts in light of a $1.5 billion tax receipt shortfall. The contingency plan for cuts at the state Department of Education lists textbook funding as one of the last items to be cut.


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