TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Governor DeSantis has proposed a $91.4 billion state budget for the next fiscal year beginning in July of 2020. This is only approximately half a billion dollars more than the current $91 billion plan.
According to DeSantis, the plan will raise the minimum salary for teachers to $47,500, affecting over 100,000 Florida teachers. The budget also includes $75 million in grants to apply to security features in Florida schools.
The proposed budget plan would also create 549 new state jobs while eliminating 141 positions that are all mostly vacant.
While this is only a recommendation, the Legislature will approve a budget during the annual session that begins January 14. At that time the Governor will be able to veto individual items in the budget presented to him.