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FL House Spending Plan Dips Into Affordable Housing Trust Fund

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants to divert almost $70 million from the state affordable housing trust fund to other issues. 

“Yeah we swept some of the additional money and that additional money now goes to helping with things like schools of hope.  And we think that’s a better way of spending taxpayers’ money.”

Schools of hope is a House plan making it easier for charters to take over struggling schools.  Under Corcoran’s spending plan, the two primary affordable housing programs would have access to about 100 million dollars in funding for the coming year.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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