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LAWSUIT CHALLENGES EDUCATION AMENDMENT

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida July 12, 2018 Tallahassee - A constitutional amendment that could create more charter schools should be removed from the November ballot because it is misleading...


Galvano, Oliva Look to Trim Lease Tax

Jim Turner News Service of Florida June 29, 2018 KISSIMMEE --- Florida lawmakers will continue to chip away at a commercial lease tax that has been a target of the business community...


Galvano, Oliva Look to Trim Lease Tax

Jim Turner News Service of Florida June 29, 2018 KISSIMMEE --- Florida lawmakers will continue to chip away at a commercial lease tax that has been a target of the business community...


New Budget Year Brings Boost In Spending

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 28, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- Florida’s new $88.7 billion budget will take effect Sunday, but that doesn’t tell the whole story about spending on education, health care, transportation..


BACKROOM BRIEFING: Weekly Florida Political Notes

Dara Kam & Jim Turner News Service of Florida June 28, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- As Congressman Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam prepared for their first gubernatorial debate Thursday night...


New Budget, Dozens of Laws Poised to take Effect

Jim Turner News Service of Florida June 25, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session will take effect Sunday...


FEW SURPRISES AS CANDIDATES QUALIFY TO RUN

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 22, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- Florida’s 2018 state elections are set, with seven major candidates running for governor, three


Armed ‘guardians’ could be coming to Broward schools

Scott Travis Sun Sentinel June 12, 2018 Armed security guards are likely to be added at Broward County schools this fall in order...


POLL POINTS TO TROUBLE FOR MANY BALLOT PROPOSALS

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 11, 2018 Only four of the 13 state constitutional amendments on the November ballot have enough voter support....


Douglas Panel Looks For Ways to Bolster School Safety

Nathalie Sczublewski News Service of Florida June 8, 2018 SUNRISE --- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission met Thursday as it continued reviewing events surrounding...


SCHOOL OFFICIALS QUESTION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 7, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- More than 7,300 Florida public school students who are subject to bullying or violence are expected to participate in the first year of the new “Hope Scholarship” program...


This student wrote about racism at an elite Miami school. Her essay crashed the website.

By Colleen Wright Miami Herald June 6, 2018 Tiana Headley kept track of how many times she and her black classmates at MAST Academy Virginia Key heard non-black students use the N-word and make other racist comments...


State Objects to ‘Framers’ Playing Role in Schools Battle

News Service of Florida June 1, 2018 Attorneys for the state objected Friday to a proposal by 10 members of the 1998 Constitution Revision Commission to file a brief....


Supreme Court Weighs Judge’s Facebook Friendship

Jim Turner News Service of Florida May 30, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida Supreme Court is poised next week to take up a case that poses a question for the age of social media: What does it mean to be a Facebook friend?


Publix suspends political contributions as David Hogg ‘die-ins’ begin

Kyle Arnold and Mark Skoneki Orlando Sentinel May 25, 2018 Publix is facing pressure for its support of Adam Putnam, candidate for governor....


 

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