Closer Look at the Florida State Budget


Lawmakers have just passed a $71.9 billion budget. Leaner sales tax revenues forced cuts on spending on everything from health care to agriculture. The budget includes a healthy increase for schools and local projects, along with tuition increases for community college and university students.

Coming up in just a moment, we'll hear why one political science professor says voters are angry at lawmakers about program cuts and taxes...

But first we look at education, transportation and property insurance funding. And we start with the education budget, as seen through the eyes of the state's leading teachers union. The Florida Education Association, or FEA, has been highly critical of education spending in year's past. However, this year is much different.

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