Florida lawmakers set forth funding priorities

Chairing her first meeting of the Florida Senate PreK-12 Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, asked her panel’s member to list their priorities for the coming session, and then she offered some of her own.

Passidomo, who noted she has not served on an education committee previously, said she planned to turn the subcommittee’s attention to mental health issues — something Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, said had been near the top of superintendents’ agenda for several years.

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