FCAN’s 2020 Florida Legislative Session Recap provides an overview of the notable legislation that stands to impact Florida’s talent pool and postsecondary students. As of the date of this recap’s release, all budget allocations and (unless otherwise noted) legislation are awaiting Governor Ron DeSantis’ signature. This recap is the third and final part in a series of FCAN releases during session to track policy updates related to college and career readiness, access, and success.
Date: April 14, 2020
Category: Policy Research Briefs
This session, policymakers were tasked with budget reprioritization exercises to identify areas of overspending with the goal to pay for hurricane relief, teacher salary increases, and coronavirus containment. In terms of higher education, legislators prioritized bills that focused on restructuring performance-based funding for universities and grant programs for students.