Florida Education Association head calls for new sales tax
This morning, Florida Education Association President Andy Ford proposed a short-term increase in the stateâs sales tax dedicated to all levels of public schools.
Speaking at the FEAâs annual Delegate Assembly in Tampa, Ford noted that public schools had undergone drastic cuts over the last two school years and that the temporary sales tax increase would tide public schools over until the state economy improved.
Democrat Bill Heller represents St Petersburg in the Florida House of Representatives. Saying "desperate times require desperate means," he supports Fordâs call for a short-term sales tax for education.
But if the incoming House Speaker has any say, the FEA's propsal has no chance.
Ray Sansom of Destin told the Miami Herald earlier this week that he has no interest in raising taxes, saying, âI have three children in public school. Theyâre getting as good or better an education this year than theyâve ever had. Theyâre as safe in their schools as theyâve ever been.âcomments powered by Disqus