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2023 Outlook

Governor DeSantis' proposed 2023-2024 budget
  • State aid for MLCs is recommended at $2 million, no increase from last year
  • No funding for Arts and Culture grants
  • 5% pay increase for state employees & raises for school teachers
  • Tax breaks on a variety of living expenses

HB 1 - School Choice

  • Would expand Florida's school voucher program
  • Signed by the Governor March 27, 2023

HB 643 - Library Cooperative Funding

HB 931 - Postsecondary Educational Institutions

HB 999 - Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions

  • Would prohibit public colleges from funding any projects that "espouse diversity, equity, and inclusion or Critical Race Theory rhetoric"
  • Allow boards of trustees to conduct a post-tenure review of faculty members at any time for cause
  • Put faculty hiring into the hands of trustees
  • Parallel senate bill here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/266

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