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  • Charters need to earn share of revenue

    At a Palm Beach County school board meeting this month, charter school principal Henry DiGiacinto accused the board of Jim Crow-style bias. His over-the-top accusation didn't provoke the same gasps that Marcia Radosevich elicited in March when she gave...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Legislature must end red-light camera scam

             Like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court often breaks along political lines on big rulings. With red-light cameras, however, conservative, moderate and liberal justices found legal harmony.        Last week, the court ruled 5-...
  • New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate

    New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate
    Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
  • Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1

    Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1
    Get ready to pay a little more for tolls on Florida's Turnpike and other state-operated toll roads. SunPass users and those billed under the Toll by Plate system will pay 1.5 percent more as of July 1 to travel Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway...
  • Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1

    Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors under the counter at Smoke This Too in Wilton Manors, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell the electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18, said...
  • Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1

    Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors at iVape Palm Beach, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell to anyone under 18, said Shang Le, owner of the Boynton Beach shop. On Tuesday, that...
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  • Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First

    Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First
      Q: The Florida Legislature made changes in Department of Children and Families regulations. What else would you have liked to have seen? I think a more robust policy discussion is needed balancing the safety of children and the preservation of...
  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor
    It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.   He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
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