Florida Education leader disgusted by school budget cuts
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04/30/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Under the proposed state budget released earlier this week, $332 million is being cut from public education.

Locally, Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools will lose a combined $38 million.

Those cuts have disgusted the head of the Florida Education Association, Andy Ford, who says Gov. Charlie Crist and legislative leaders promised schools would be "held harmless" under proposed property tax cut plans. Ford calls those "empty political promises, it’s irresponsible.”

One line item that is not seeing a cut in the state’s budget is for prisons. Over $300 million will go toward building one private and two public facilities.

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