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Scott, in St. Johns, Signs $70 Billion Budget, Vetoing Only One-Fifth Last Year’s Amount

| April 17, 2012

The vetoes were a sharp decrease from the $615 million in spending Scott killed last year, though he struck dozens of transportation and cultural programs and asked state universities to limit tuition increases to 5 percent.

His Veto Pen Spilling No Hints, Gov. Rick Scott Readies to Sign Budget in St. Johns Tuesday

| April 16, 2012

Only one thing is clear about what will happen Tuesday when Gov. Rick Scott signs the $70 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1: An increase in state funding for education will stand.

From “I’m Not a Dog” To Compromising Bullets as Teachers Union and District Negotiate

| March 12, 2012

After recriminations and a particularly insulting whistle from the district’s lead negotiator, the two sides appeared headed for compromise over the one issue–how teachers are to be evaluated–keeping the district from approving the 2012-13 teachers contract.

Trust-Busting: Union Angered as Flagler School Board Rescinds Its Vote on Teachers’ Contract

| March 7, 2012

Negotiations are back to zero and mutual trust damaged as the Flagler County School Board said it could not legally approve the contract, as it mistakenly did two weeks ago, by carving out a controversial portion of it dealing with teacher evaluations.

Flagler School Board Balks Over New Teacher Contract; Union President Calls It “Bad Faith”

| February 21, 2012

After a closed-door meeting, the Flagler school board ratified a new contract with its teacher union minus a crucial portion defining teacher evaluations, causing a breach with the union just as the two sides are planning next school year.

House Releases $69.2 Billion Budget, Including 9.5% Increase in Pre-K-12 Funding

| January 27, 2012

House budget builders on Friday released their $69.2 billion spending blueprint that includes more than $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 education and more than $2.5 billion in reserves.

Educators Deride Scott’s “Smiley Face” Budget, Hospitals Call It “Tax on the Sick”

| December 8, 2011

Despite Scott’s proposed boost, the state would still spend about $210 million less on education under Scott’s plan than it did five years ago, with overall education funding down about $1.6 billion. Hospital advocates call proposed cuts to Medicaid a “tax on the sick.”

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