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  • Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature

    Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature
    Florida school districts are encouraged to create more single-gender schools, under a bill the Florida Senate passed today. The bill, approved last month by the House, wants schools with boys-only or and girls-only classes to be open to interested...
  • House advances super-sized sales-tax holidays, shuts down Democratic amendments

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.   Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
  • 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...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • Common Core foes send 'mayday' message seeking national help to defeat Florida's standards

    Common Core foes send 'mayday' message seeking national help to defeat Florida's standards
    Legislative efforts to halt Common Core in Florida seem to be going nowhere. And that's prompted Common Core foes to issue a "mayday" this week, seeking help from across the nation. "Florida needs your help," read the email sent from Laura Zorc, co-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest

    Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest
    When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and the first African-American. Believed to be 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...
  • 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...