Ya gotta wonder. With all the innovation and the speed of technological change today why any government official could be so stupid as to eat the "seed corn" is beyond me.
Of course, the priorities are clearly defined. (Note: I do understand the difference in funding sources).
Here we have one of the (politically) important states in the Union being run into the ground by a convicted fraud and felon - - well, his company was, but remember what Etch said, "Corporations are people, my friend" (and Floridians still elected this idiot).
Maybe in lieu of real science and technology education we can substitute prayer.