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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...
  • DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May

    DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May
    Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race

    Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race
    Original post | 10:40 a.m. Updated | 11:47 a.m. Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission. Lewy is taking a...
  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Palm Beach County renews push for gas station sign rules

    Palm Beach County renews push for gas station sign rules
    After months of delays, Palm Beach County is speeding up a decision on proposed new rules aimed at stopping deceptive gas price advertising. In October, concerns about the prices listed on some roadside gas station signs being lower than what...
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature. An eclectic group of organizations,...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally. The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Fl's financial literacy standards for social studies classes up for public comment

    Fl's financial literacy standards for social studies classes up for public comment
    We'd bet money (and even our first born) these won't generate the interest of Common Core or evolution. But the Florida Department of Education still wants to hear the public's thoughts on proposed standards for financial literacy, guidelines for what...
  • Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools

    Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools
    The conviction that divine right is on one’s side can be a laudable motivator in the cause of good, but it can also rob people of perspective, and impel them to act in irrational ways.   The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades, for example, may...