Governor Scott Signs Budget Adding $1 Billion In New Education Funding
In addition to getting Florida back to work, Governor Rick Scott recently signed a balanced budget that reduces the state debt, provides $1 billion in new funding for K-12 education and does NOT raise our taxes!
Here the Governor explains in his own words why Florida must make education a top priority:
“Education works. Education prepares all of us with the important skill sets we need to succeed. Education also anticipates trends and marketplace demands for advanced skills and prepares students to meet those challenges head on. Florida must make it our top priority to be ready to compete. That is why, no matter what other challenges we face, I will not stop pushing to improve education in our state.”
This month, the Governor has also been visiting schools across the state to get a firsthand look at how the additional $1 billion in education funding will benefit Florida’s students. In case you missed the positive news coverage the Governor and his budget have been receiving, here are a few highlights:
“Student performers, scientists and mathematicians at Carwise Middle School on Monday gave Gov. Rick Scott a firsthand look at how an additional $1 billion in education funding could help them achieve their dreams.”
“Every family has their dream, their version of what they want for their family, but it always comes down to an education for their child,” Scott said. “Everybody wants a job, they want to be able to build their families and everybody wants the cost of living as low as possible.”
“The 2012-13 budget comes in spite of a budget gap in excess of $1 billion, on top of a $3.7-billion gap during the current budget year. Scott vetoed $142.7 million from the budget, adding to Florida’s reserves. The governor had threatened to veto the entire budget if there was not a $1 billion increase for schools.”
“Education is the key to Florida’s long-term prosperity, so we had to find a way to pass the critical increase in education funding in the budget,” Scott said. “The increase in education funding, paired with my 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda and auto insurance fraud reform, are all steps on the road to making Florida the greatest state in the nation to live, work and play.”
The Republican Party of Florida has also been touting the success of Governor Scott and this year’s budget. Take a moment to watch these videos and learn what Governor Scott has done to make Florida the best place to live, work and visit.
Here’s the News – http://youtu.be/4F79avADuJY
American Government – http://youtu.be/guz_SshSX1o