Tag: PECO
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017. Image via The Associated Press.

Danny McAuliffeOctober 23, 2017
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House Appropriations Chairman Carlos Trujillo is looking to take a breather on education-related new construction and rehabs. The Public Education Capital Outlay Trust Fund, or PECO, is used for maintaining, restoring and repairing existing state education facilities. It includes Florida colleges, universities and K-12 schools. Funded by gross receipts taxes, or charges on utilities and […]

Guest AuthorAugust 23, 2017
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With a new school year kicking off this month, parents across Florida logically expected that the state is providing the proper environment necessary for children to achieve their greatest potential. That’s why I was outraged to read last week about students in Hillsborough County who are languishing in sweltering classrooms because the school district simply […]

Ryan RayMarch 6, 2016
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A key legislative budget committee met for the second time Sunday and hashed out previously unresolved conflicts on state education funding, including some $700 million in cash and bonding for construction for K-12 and higher education institutions. The inclusion of money from bonds is something Gov. Rick Scott – a budget hawk who loathes debt – opposes. […]


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