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  • State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial

    State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial
    This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
  • Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun law

    Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun law
    TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced. In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S....
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
  • Sen. Dist. 12, House Dist. 47: Editorial

     Sen. Dist. 12, House Dist. 47: Editorial
    For a representative democracy to work well, citizens need to trust that the candidates they elect as their proxies will be strong and effective voices that speak up for their interests. That's the critical choice voters face in battles for the Florida...
  • Veterans and voting, GOP, and Siplin: Letters

    Veterans and voting It is a shame to see things our American veterans fought for, gave their lives for and suffered lifelong injuries for being taken away from them. They fought for the American dreams and freedoms of all Americans, regardless of race...
  • Phil Rawlins, Buddy Dyer: Weekend guests

    Phil Rawlins, Buddy Dyer: Weekend guests
    UPDATED: Local public-affairs programs this weekend will look at soccer, teen driving, Orlando's mayor, the arts community and Florida politics. The lineup: Greg Warmoth talks to Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City Soccer Club, on "Central Florida...
  • Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat

    Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat
    Three Republicans and two Democrats face off in the Aug. 26 primaries for the District 2 seat on the Osceola County Commission. On the GOP side, incumbent John "Q" Quiñones is being challenged by former School Board member Julius Melendez and...
  • New voucher program for kids with disabilities opens applications today

    Florida's newest scholarship program starts taking applications today, offering parents whose children have certain disabilities a chance to receive state money they can use for private school, therapy or other services. The new Personal Learning...
  • Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee

    Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee
    Lobbyists in Tallahassee have formed a new association, the Florida Technology Council, to lobby for more tech innovation in state government. The council is headed up by lobbyists Claudia Davant, Jim Rimes and Mike Fischer. Davant is a former president...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World

    Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's 2012 Victory Dinner on Sept. 13 at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort. “I look forward to standing with my fellow conservative leaders in Florida...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Troy Kishbaugh: Examining new legal issues in medical marijuana

    Troy Kishbaugh: Examining new legal issues in medical marijuana
    Troy Kishbaugh is chair of GrayRobinson's Health Care Practice Group and a member of the firm's new Regulated Products Group, which will advise clients on medical marijuana. The Legislature has authorized the production, sale and use of low-THC so-...