Florida’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Insufficient to Meet Needs
The legislature passed a Fiscal
Year 2011 budget of $70.4 billion that is insufficient to meet critical
and high priority programs needed by Florida’s struggling families.
As an encore to last year, the legislature failed to appropriate
sufficient funds for school children and university students, Floridians
who are elderly, disabled, and mentally ill, and others who rely on the
Medicaid program for health care.
The legislature failed to provide new recurring revenues to meet the
needs of Floridians. It also reduced the current level of revenues by
providing tax breaks to special interests under the guise of "economic
The legislature will have another opportunity in 2011 to create a budget
(including new revenues) that will put Florida on track for long-term
economic growth and advance the well-being of Floridians.
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