Tallahassee, FL – FEA president Andy Ford says the proposal could cost schools as much as three billion dollars over five years. And he says he believes the governor is sincere when he says he wants to hold education harmless. But Ford says public schools cannot afford to lose billions of dollars.
The FEA is consulting with other public employees union about how to fight the proposal. At the same time it is continuing talks with the governor. Union officials say it may take another week before the groups begin campaigning against the tax cutting plan. The proposal is on the January 29th ballot and will need 60 percent voter approval to become law.