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U.S. Term Limits Praises Maureen Porras for Signing Pledge

House candidate Maureen Porras (district 105), has committed to defend term limits in Florida by signing the term limits pledge.

Florida 4-year university tuitions jumped 58.5% over 15 years

Florida four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,137 in 2004-05 to $6,352 in 2019-20, the 26th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Florida legislators make base salary of $29,697 per year

State lawmakers in Florida now draw a base salary of $29,697 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 44.5 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Dane Eagle Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Florida (district 19), Dane Eagle, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Florida community college tuitions jumped 34.8% over 15 years

Florida two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,411 in 2004-05 to $3,249 in 2019-20, the 34th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Florida governor makes annual salary of $130,273

The governor of Florida now draws a yearly salary of $130,273, the 32nd highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Florida K-12 schools spent $32.4 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Florida spent an estimated $32.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 4.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

43 jurisdictions, not including Florida, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Florida is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Florida K-12 schools paid out $10,489 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Florida spent $10,489 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 12th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

13.5% of Florida residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Florida residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.5 percent of the state’s population, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

U.S. Term Limits Praises Rep. Scott Plakon for Signing Pledge

House Rep. Scott Plakon (district 29), has committed to defend term limits in Florida by signing the term limits pledge.

Florida offers 101 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida number 101, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Florida schools get 49.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 49 percent of Florida public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 19th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

NFIB says Rubio's transparency bill will hurt small businesses

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's support of the Corporate Transparency Act, one of several bills in the Senate that seeks to stop terrorists and criminals from using shell corporations for their financial gain, has drawn opposition from the National Federation of Independent Business.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Florida reach $12.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $12.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the sixth highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Florida averaged $48,168

Teachers’ salaries in Florida averaged $48,168 for the 2017-2018 school year, the sixth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

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