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House Education Appropriations Subcommittee

House, Senate release education budget proposals for 2016-2017

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Florida’s House Education Appropriations Subcommittee released a preliminary budget plan Thursday, two days after the Senate released its version. LobbyTools reports the House is endorsing a higher education budget of $7.26 billion; the Senate spending plan for higher education is slightly less, coming in at $7.25 billion. The House offers $1.205 billion for Florida colleges; the Senate is putting that number at $1.227 billion. Both plans estimate tuition revenue at $2 billion. State universities would get $4.73 billion under the house plan while…

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