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  • Scott trumpets corporate income tax cuts in new Spanish language ad

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touting his record as a tax-cutter in a new Spanish-language ad paid for by the Republican Party of Florida. Scott has signed cuts to Florida's corporate income tax while in office -- achieved by raising the floor for...
  • New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate

    New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate
    Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill

    Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill
    Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
  • Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance

    Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance
    The state budget Gov. Rick Scott signed last week rewards school districts that didn't give out across-the-board teacher raises. The 21 school districts -- including Lake, Orange and Volusia -- get a share of $2.5 million because they divvied up their...
  • Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program

    Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program
    Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools. The program is popular among school choice...
  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • Gov. Scott signs 'Pop-Tart' bill meant to curb student suspensions

    Gov. Scott signs 'Pop-Tart' bill meant to curb student suspensions
    Gov. Rick Scott today signed into law a bill that says students cannot get into trouble for "brandishing a partially consumed pastry" or other harmless items meant to simulate a gun. The "Pop-Tart" bill aims to stop students from getting in trouble for...
  • Online driver's education counts (again) for Florida's online high school graduation requirement

    Online driver's education counts (again) for Florida's online high school graduation requirement
    Florida students looking to take an online class -- needed to earn a diploma -- can once again use an online driver's education course to meet that requirement. A law signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week deletes a provision that said driver's ed couldn't...
  • Nan Rich v. Charlie Crist. Why not debate?

    Nan Rich v. Charlie Crist. Why not debate?
    My first question to Nan Rich was, "How did this happen?" How did Charlie Crist, just 18 short months after checking the "D" on his voter-registration form, become the best thing going for the party? This is a guy who once enjoyed being known as...
  • New Scott ad continues sniping over tuition hikes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's ad-buying fund has released a new ad taking more shots at Democratic candidate Charlie Crist over higher education costs which were allowed to increase under his watch. The line of attack centers on Crist's decision in...