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  • Young Cowboys scare No. 1 Florida State - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Baylor - INSIDE SLANT The win streaks were extended. Florida State claimed its 17th consecutive victory and in the process, a season opener was won for the 16th consecutive year by the reigning national champion....
  • House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion

    House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools. But the...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County. In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...
  • Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy

    Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy
    Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program should get a "massive expansion" this year, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said just before the current legislative session began. Now bills to expand that voucher program for low-income kids ...
  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday. There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand. The aim...
  • Parent trigger bill passes Florida House

    The "parent trigger" bill was hotly debated this afternoon by the Florida House, which then passed the measure 68 to 51. The bill aims to give parents more say in the fate of a failing school. But critics fear it will be a mechanism for turning public...
  • POLITICO: Dem pollster survey: Scott, Crist tied now; other Dem maybes include Val Demings; Dyer says no

     
    The political news website POLITICO is reporting that Hamilton Communications of Washington has run a Florida governor's race poll that finds Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his most likely Democratic challenger in a 2014 election, former Republican...
  • Bill requiring districts to approve, publicize required tests passes House committee

     
    A bill that would require school boards to approve district-mandated tests and then publicize them on their website got a first, favorable vote in a House education subcommittee today. Rep. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, proposed the bill, which passed with...
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Tim Pawlenty tries Twitter to tweak Romney and talk about jobs

     
    Tim Pawlenty uses Twitter to tweak rival Mitt Romney and participate in a jobs forum; other GOP candidates Tweet their way through a debate....
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...