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Florida Legislature to consider changes in education and employment

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The Florida Legislature will be considering a number of changes that will affect working people and those pursuing further education.

House Speaker Will Weatherford wants to expand the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program which offers vouchers to lower income students who want to attend private schools. The Florida Legislature is also considering legislation that would prohibit tuition increases at state universities and change the Florida prepaid tuition program. Also, Weatherford wants to eliminate the traditional pension system for future government personnel, according to an article by Aaron Deslatte in the March 2 Sun Sentinel.

These are among a number of prominent bills in the Florida Legislature. A growing number of Republican legislators want to reduce government entitlements and make it easier for students to select the schools they want to attend.

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