What happened to “Money Course” Mo?

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The buzz around Tally is that House Ed Committee Chair Representative Marlene O’Toole is holding up a no-brainer early in the session. 

The “Money Course” requires all high school students to take a half-credit course on financial literacy. The concept has been supported by The Florida Chamber, Speaker Will Weatherford, CFO Jeff Atwater (who sits on the board of the Florida Council on Economic Education and is pushing the bill), and seemingly the rest of leadership. 

No word on why O’Toole, who represents the Villages, may be opposed.  

Can’t be cost – the state already said it would be cheap to implement. 

What’s the deal, Marlene? Why has the Money Course lost it’s mo?

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