Under pressure from Gov. Rick Scott, a committee of the Florida Board of Governors shot down fee increases backed by students Thursday, the latest phase of a battle over how much degrees should cost in Florida.
Florida’s public schools and universities will take a more than $3 billion hit under the budget proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, with public elementary through high school spending dropping by nearly $300 per student.
A Leon County judge upheld the Legislature’s ability to set tuition for the state’s 11 public universities, knocking down a challenge from former Gov. Bob Graham who thought the Board of Governors should control university costs.
Florida homeowners are likely breathing a sigh of relief now that another hurricane season has nearly come and gone without a major storm hitting the state, but some property insurance policyholders could see their wind protection swept away next year.