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By Robert Connors
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Shutdown? Polk State Lake Wales Campus Faces Closing

For Second Time Legislature Leaves Budget Exposed to Veto


Last updated 5/16/2019 at 12:52pm

Lake Wales' busy downtown Alexander Center of Polk State College is again facing possible closure, according to College President Angela Garcia Falconetti. The crisis is due to the failure of the Legislature to include funds for the campus in the general budget. Instead they have once again been listed as a separate line item, tempting a gubernatorial veto of the funds.

"It is critical for the College to receive these funds," Falconetti said in a prepared statement. "For many in rural southeast Polk, the Lake Wales Campus is the only affordable and reasonably located facility for them to pu...

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