FloriDUH & the Need for Progressives in Politics

The criminal new governor of Florida, Rick Scott, introduced his budget this week.  Read all about it at the link, but here are a few of the highlights: Scott proposed spending almost $66 billion — $4.6 billion less than this year's budget. Scott also wants to eliminate 7 percent of the state's government jobs, which would mean about 6,700 state-worker layoffs. He wants even more cuts the following year... State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, noted the big cuts to education: $4.8 billion in the first year. She said that would hurt the state's children, its educational environment and the state's [...]