From The Orlando Sentinel:
Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Charlie Crist proposed a state budget that avoided massive cuts or tax increases, and actually boosted classroom spending in the midst of a global recession.
But Florida’s free-falling real estate market has most likely doomed that education spending boost before it got out of the gate.
State economists have concluded that real estate values statewide are likely to fall so fast in 2009, the money local schools districts can raise from property taxes is going to plummet more than $1.1 billion next year.
So, at what point do Florida voters begin to hold Charlie Crist accountable?