Florida Legislators Push for More Money to Schools
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -
Florida legislators are proposing more money for schools, pay raises for state workers and even a tax break for those wanting to buy a new computer.
The House and Senate on Friday unveiled rival $74 billion spending plans.
The differences between the two proposed budgets are probably not enough to keep legislators from adopting a final version by the end of the session in early May.
Both sides have proposed spending more than $1 billion on public schools - which should lead to higher salaries for teachers.
The House has a $1,400 pay raise for state workers while the Senate is proposing a three percent raise.
It is likely legislators will also approve a three-day sales tax holiday in August that would include computers worth $750 or less.
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