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State Impact: Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says

John O'Connor: State Impact
September 12, 2013

Florida had the second-largest increase in education spending this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Florida had the second-largest per pupil increase in education spending for the 2013-2014 budget year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers have pushed for more money for education the past two years following a $1.3 billion budget cut in 2011. This year $480 million of the roughly $1 billion increase was earmarked for teacher raises. Last year lawmakers added $1 billion for K-12, though much of it just covered increasing costs and enrollment.

Lawmakers say school technology will be a top education priority when they begin work on the 2014-2015 budget.

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