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President Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 4, 2019

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Statement by President Galvano Regarding Florida Supreme Court Opinion in Citizens for Strong Schools

Tallahassee —

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) released the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court opinion to uphold the trial court’s rejection of claims made against the state in the case of Citizens for Strong Schools et al v. Florida State Board of Education et al.

“I am pleased to see today’s ruling which for the third time affirms the constitutionality of policy and budget choices on education made by the Florida Legislature that have dramatically improved both parental choice and student performance over the last two decades. I am certain parents across our state are relieved to know that for a third time now the attempts to deprive tens of thousands of children with unique abilities and children from low-income families of the educational opportunities their parents selected have been soundly defeated in a court of law. Separation of powers is a hallmark of our form of government, and I am pleased to see the Supreme Court affirm that the responsibility to write the state budget lies with the Florida Legislature.”