Bright Futures

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Pitches $65 Million In Help For College Students

Gov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to roll out his budget proposal for the coming year, pitching a nearly $65 million plan to reduce the cost of college by repealing the sales tax on textbooks and extending Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses.

01/22/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Wants To Stop Taxing College Textbooks

Students earning a college education may soon get a cost break as the state’s governor is asking to stop taxing college textbooks.

01/22/2015

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. (Source: CBS4)

Crist Launches “Kitchen Table” Tour

In the final days of the governor’s race, former Gov. Charlie Crist is launching a “kitchen table” tour.

09/29/2014

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Not-So-Bright Future For Popular Scholarship Program

The future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship.

04/08/2014

(AP)

Bill Ties Bright Futures To Working In Florida

A House Republican filed a bill Wednesday that would require future recipients of Bright Futures scholarships to reimburse the state if they do not graduate or if they go to work outside of Florida.

CBS4–12/13/2012

Florida Lottery

Florida Lottery Marks Anniversary

It’s been 25 years since Florida voters first approved a lottery in the Sunshine State. Since that approval, Florida officials say the lottery has contributed $23 billion towards education through the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

CBS4–11/04/2011

(AP)

Florida College Tuition On The Rise, Again

Students, get ready to shell out more for a college education in the state of Florida.

CBS4–06/23/2011

(AP)

Legislature Cuts To Dim “Bright Futures” Luster

If your child was depending on a Bright Futures scholarship in the years ahead, you should be considering how you’re going to make up for the cuts approved in the Florida Legislature.

CBS4–05/02/2011

(AP)

Legislature To Cut Bright Futures Scholarships

The future of Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program doesn’t appear to be so bright.

04/24/2011

education

State Considers Cuts To Popular Scholarship Program

In what may be an unpopular political move, the state legislature is considering a proposal to reduce a popular merit-based scholarship program.

CBS4–04/03/2011

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