Newsletter: Governor's Budget Recommendations | Print |  E-mail
February 2009

On February 20, 2009, Governor Crist released his FY 2009 – 2010 budget recommendations. Totaling $66.5 billion, the recommendations are more than $1.0 billion greater than the current year adjusted budget appropriation of $65.5 billion.1 Helping to fund his recommendations are $558 million in fee hikes and $4.7 billion in Federal stimulus funds, a portion of which is transferred to General Revenue.

 

 
Issue Brief: The Federal Stimulus and Florida | Print |  E-mail
February 2009

The sweeping federal stimulus plan signed into law last week will direct as much as $12 billion into Florida state government over the next two years. These funds will provide some support in balancing the state budget and should reduce severe budget cuts during the legislative session that begins March 3.

 
Florida’s Fiscal Crisis: The Prescription | Print |  E-mail
February 2009

The mission of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (FCFEP) is to perform and review research on state-level fiscal and economic matters, particularly in regards to their impact on low and moderate/middle income families and individuals and small businesses owned by, and employing, such families and individuals.

 
Education Issue Brief | Print |  E-mail
January 2009

Recent news reports and comments by state legislators during the budget-cutting special legislative session maintained that, as the St. Petersburg Times put it, Florida ranks No. 10 among states in education quality, according to the latest annual report card from the highly regarded Education Week newspaper.

 
Florida's Fiscal Crisis: The Problem | Print |  E-mail
December 2008

The mission of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy is to perform and review research on state-level fiscal and economic matters, particularly in regards to their impact on low and moderate/middle income families and individuals and indigenous small businesses owned by, and employing, such families and individuals.

 
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