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  • 5th campus OK'd for Palm Beach State College

    5<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> campus OK'd for Palm Beach State College
    The fourth time was the charm for Palm Beach State College's effort to open a new western campus. The three story, 50,000-square-foot building will sit on a 75-acre site at the corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road in Loxahatchee Groves. The school'...
  • FSU search panel backs away from interviewing Thrasher first for presidency

    FSU search panel backs away from interviewing Thrasher first for presidency
    TALLAHASSEE  --  A committee looking for a new president for Florida State University will now cast a net that extends beyond powerful state Sen. John Thrasher. Ed Burr, chairman of the FSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, said an outpouring of...
  • Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget

     Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget
    When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget. The...
  • Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality

    Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality
    It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.   Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
  • Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill

    Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill
    The Florida Education Association -- the statewide teachers union -- today urged Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would expand the state's largest school voucher program and create a new, state-funded program for disabled youngsters who are not...
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  • Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott

    Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott
    Compassion won out over rhetorical resistance when lawmakers in the final hours of the final day of the state’s annual legislative session agreed to allow some illegal immigrants to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar. The matter now goes...
  • After daylong standoff, Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a school-voucher expansion

    After daylong standoff, Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a school-voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE -- After a half-day standoff, the Florida Legislature voted Friday to let the state's main school-voucher program expand its enrollment in exchange for more oversight of student-performance and the organization running the system. Voucher...
  • Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race

    Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race
    With the outcome of the governor's race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans are aggressively competing for the support of Florida's Hispanic voters. Both sides have dramatically turned up the volume in recent days, with each side vying for...
  • Obamacare becomes weapon in Florida governor's race

    Obamacare becomes weapon in Florida governor's race
    The race for governor of Florida could hang on one issue: Obamacare. Already Gov. Rick Scott has spent more than $4 million on television ads reminding voters that his chief rival for the job, former Gov. Charlie Crist, enthusiastically supports the...
  • Don't believe Republican rhetoric about shrinking government

    The 2014 legislative session wrapped up last week in Tallahassee with the usual orgy of self-congratulation. The Republicans who control the House, Senate and governor's mansion all praised themselves for their wonderful work, underwhelming as it was....