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  • 5 Central Florida lawmakers are AIF ‘Champions’

     
    Six weeks to the day after the Legislature adjourned — actually, the final “day” lasted until about 3:30 Saturday morning, but who remembers — Associated Industries of Florida has issued its “Champions of Business”...
  • F Charters don’t face automatic closure

     
    Half of the elementary and middle schools that got Fs when the state handed out letter grades a couple of weeks ago were charter schools, although they account for only a fraction of Florida's public schools, as we reported in a story over the weekend....
  • Orlando redistricting hearing packs the house — with the House

     
    The Florida Legislature's redistricting whistle-stop tour is in Orlando this afternoon and has drawn a crowded house, and that's just counting the House members present. By our less-than-scientific tally, there appear to be at least 39 40 House and Senate...
  • State Board of Ed snubs public broadcasting in budget request

     
    By Lilly Rockwell, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The State Board of Education approved a legislative wish list Tuesday that excluded any money for public broadcasting, throwing the future of state-funded public broadcasting into...
  • Darren Soto speaks out on Fair District amendments

     
    The following is a My Word column written by State Rep. Darren Soto (D-Orlando) which ran in today's paper. I had the pleasure of reading a recent My Word from a fellow attorney, State Sen. David Simmons, on the Fair District amendments. While I agree...
  • Seminole bends legislator’s ear on school wants

     
    Rep. Larry Metz drove over to Sanford from Eustis in Lake County today to hear what the Seminole County School Board could suggest to improve education, and boy did he get an earful. The best thing lawmakers could do is butt out of running the  schools,...
  • Readers talk tax money, veterans issues and columnist confusion

    Readers talk tax money, veterans issues and columnist confusion
    It's time to hear what you guys have to say — about everything from big payouts at the Sanford airport to shoddy treatment of veterans. Plus, we have an abundance of strange and funny notes from confused readers. Mr. Maxwell: I want to ask you...
  • Crist like Casper? How spooky is that?

    Radio host Jim Philips and I were talking this week about all the serious issues facing Florida — and how Gov. Charlie Crist seems to be MIA for many of them. That's when Jim said our governor reminded him of Casper the Friendly Ghost. And the...