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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • 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...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map

    Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps. Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • 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...
  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...