Tag: Sen. Keith Perry

School choice bill advances in state Senate, bus woes in Pinellas, student fundraisers and more

In the Legislature: During a hearing on Tuesday, freshman Sen. Corey Simon introduced a proposal to make private school vouchers available to all Florida students, and the Senate Education PreK-12 Committee voted 9-3 along party lines to approve SB 202. The bill would end current eligibility requirements for vouchers, such[Read More…]

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Bills to enhance Gardiner Scholarship filed in both legislative chambers

Bills to enhance the Gardiner Scholarship program were filed in the House and Senate this week.  HB 1051 and its companion SB 1380 were filed by Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff (R-DeLand) and Sen. Keith Perry (R-Gainesville) respectively. If passed by both chambers and signed by the governor, the changes in the[Read More…]