The Board of Education has included almost $2 billion in its budget for new classroom construction to meet the amendment demands.
Gov. Bush has said all along the amendment is not the best use of the money. Still, he says at this point he has no plans for revising it.
“Maybe some modification with some enhancement on another side to give voters another option, so we’ll continue to pursue that, but I don’t have a particular plan. I think it needs to be indigenous to the Legislature since my idea was summarily rejected by at least one body of the Legislature.”
Both the House speaker and Senate president now say they're in favor of revising the amendment, but they haven't offered specific recommendations.