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  • House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion

    House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
  • State could expand private school subsidies

    State could expand private school subsidies
    More families, including those in the middle class, may get state money to send their children to religious or other private schools. Right now, a family of four qualifies for $4,885 in state voucher money if it makes no more than $37,000 a year. But...

    Major expansion of school vouchers goes to House floor

    Major expansion of school vouchers goes to House floor
    A sweeping expansion of the state's de facto voucher program is headed to the House floor after getting a thumbs up from the only education committee to take up the measure. The House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee approved the proposal — a...

    Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy

    Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy
    Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program should get a "massive expansion" this year, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said just before the current legislative session began. Now bills to expand that voucher program for low-income kids ...

    Florida film incentives help many, supporters say

    Florida film incentives help many, supporters say
    UPDATED: John Lux says he’s no political activist, yet he has turned video editorialist and lobbied state legislators in recent months. He seeks backing for the Florida Film & Entertainment Incentive Program, which he says would bring more film...