TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The education bill introduced by Republican State Sen. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala, continues to make its way through Senate committees, even after parents and students have voiced concerns that the legislation would take away scholarship money from college and university students. “Student Financial Aid” Senate Bill 86 was first filed in February.
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education approved the bill that would make a controversial change to funding the Bright Futures Scholarship program.
The proposal cleared the Senate in a 22-18 vote. The bill specifically targets Bright Futures, Florida Academic Scholars and Florida Medallion Scholars. [TRENDING: Some vaccines more effective than others? | RaRead more on clickorlando.com