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  • Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students

    Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students
    A new scholarship program that would allow students with significant disabilities to attend private school or access private services won approval from a Florida Senate budget panel today. The revised version of the bill creates a new choice option for...
  • Oppose bill that exposes kids to tobacco

    A bill being considered by the Florida Legislature should incite parents and public health supporters to action. House Bill 169 started out as a bill that would prohibit the sale of nicotine-dispensing devices, commonly known as e-cigarettes, to minors....
  • NRA keeps pulling strings of lawmakers

    The last time you voted for a state lawmaker, did you see anybody on the ballot from the National Rifle Association Party? We didn't think so. Yet because of the NRA's outsized influence, the Florida Legislature every year passes laws designed to make...
  • Florida's housing programs need all trust-fund revenue

    Florida's housing programs need all trust-fund revenue
    Last week, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released its Out of Reach report, a national report card on the housing wage — how much a family needs to earn to afford the fair-market rent in a given jurisdiction. For the Orlando area, the...
  • Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students

    Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students
    The Florida Senate this week altered a proposed plan that would have made it simpler for severely disabled students to skip state testing. The change has upset Ethan Rediske's mother, Andrea. The Orlando mother has been fighting to make testing exemptions...
  • Craig Weiner: Young people can learn lessons from Holocaust

    In 1994, the Florida Legislature passed the Holocaust Education Bill mandating Holocaust Education be taught in our schools so that students can learn what happens from prejudice, racism, and stereotyping. They wanted students to know what it means to...
  • Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature

    Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature
    It grieves me to say this, but I have developed a grudging admiration for the Florida Legislature’s creativity. When it comes to promoting the dissemination of firearms throughout the Sunshine State, our representatives in Tallahassee have left no...
  • Florida lawmakers approve warning shots bill

    TALLAHASSEE — Floridians could fire warning shots or display a weapon in self defense under a bill approved by the Florida Legislature on Thursday, a substantial expansion of the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. The measure now...
  • Picking fights won't help e-cigarette ban

    Sometimes state lawmakers can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. How else to explain the Florida House's hamfisted approach to banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors? HB 169 bans the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18, a goal shared by...
  • Legislature approves 'warning shots' bill

    Legislature approves 'warning shots' bill
    TALLAHASSEE — Floridians could fire warning shots or display a weapon in self defense under a bill approved by the Florida Legislature on Thursday. The measure, a substantial expansion of the state’s controversial “stand your ground&...
  • Energy companies lobby to protect oil-tank farms

    ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and other energy companies are lobbying the Florida Legislature this spring to ensure their fuel terminals – the large petroleum tank farms typically found around the state’s seaports – can't be zoned...
  • Broward political leaders mourn passing of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore

    Broward political leaders mourn passing of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore
    Original post | 10:07 a.m. Updated | 10:50 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:59 p.m. and 3:24 p.m. Former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore has died. He was 60.  He died Tuesday night at a rehabilitation center in Tamarac, where he had been recovering...