Published: Dec 15, 2010 7:38 PM EST
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 4:38 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A children's advocacy effort modeled after the tea party movement has introduced $300 million in legislative priorities that it believes will bolster Florida's investment in kids.

The Children's Movement of Florida, which also calls itself the "Milk Party," Wednesday announced five key recommendations endorsed by Florida TaxWatch, a business-backed group.

The proposals include providing health insurance for more children, strengthening pre-school standards and increasing mentoring programs.

The group also wants enhanced screening and treatment of special needs children and training for parents.

The movement's leader, former publisher of The Miami Herald David Lawrence says children should be the state's priority.