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  • 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...
  • School choice gets helping hand in Florida Legislature

    School choice gets helping hand in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans are ramping up a decades-long effort to build the physical and fiscal infrastructure for taxpayer-funded alternatives to the public-school system. Look no further than the not-yet-dead school-voucher expansion and...
  • 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...
  • Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts

    Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts
    TALLAHASSEE -- Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed a $395 million tax cut package for motorists, and lit into Democratic opponent Charlie Crist for signing the fee increase when he was governor. But House Democrats have also bee trying to score political...
  • John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium

    John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium
    Palm Beach County’s John Prince Park in Lake Worth stays off the list as a potential spring training baseball stadium site, county officials said Tuesday. The County Commission on March 11 agreed to pursue a potential deal with the Houston...
  • What comes next for Obamacare?

    Now that open enrollment to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many Floridians have questions about what's next for Obamacare. Q: Will the deadline for open enrollment be extended? A: To prod people to buy insurance,...
  • The business lobby's push for more lawsuit limits runs into resistance in the Florida Senate

    Some of Florida’s biggest businesses are leaning on state lawmakers to pass new limits on civil lawsuits this session, hoping to capitalize while a friendly governor is in office. The business lobby is targeting two measures in particular. One...