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Newsmax
New Web Site Helps Kids Cope With Cyberspace Bullieswebsite will help make a difference. She and Capko are planning to reintroduce
New Web Site Helps Kids Cope With Cyberspace Bullies
Newsmax / Posted 20 hours ago
website will help make a difference. She and Capko are planning to reintroduce their legislation in the next session of the Florida legislature. "Technology is exponentially increasing the rate at which we evolve in this world," says Marshall. "And... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Amid lawsuits over inmate program closure, Broward sheriff fires back at state officialdown the facility. The prisoners argue that the state budget requires any pris
Amid lawsuits over inmate program closure, Broward sheriff fires back at state official
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
down the facility. The prisoners argue that the state budget requires any prison changes be approved by leaders of the Florida Legislature and the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget. The prisoners — Douglas Rahn, John McDougle, and Michael... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Debate: Does Florida need economic incentives?Forum in Fort Lauderdale will have a debate Thursday on whether Florida needs e
Debate: Does Florida need economic incentives?
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Forum in Fort Lauderdale will have a debate Thursday on whether Florida needs economic incentives to attract business. The Florida Legislature did not pass Gov. Rick Scott's request in its last session to fund additional economic incentives.... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Florida's High Court Urged to Throw Out Death SentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's High Court Urged to Throw Out Death Sentences
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida high court urged to throw out death sentences
Local 6 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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ABC News
Florida's High Court Urged to Throw out Death SentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's High Court Urged to Throw out Death Sentences
ABC News / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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NBC Miami
Fla. Supreme Court Urged to Toss Death SentencesFlorida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Su
Fla. Supreme Court Urged to Toss Death Sentences
NBC Miami / Posted yesterday
Florida's death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional, prompting the state Supreme Court to halt two executions. The Florida Legislature responded by overhauling the law. But the Florida Supreme Court still hasn't decided what should happen... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Call Box: At 137, the Coleman House is looking goodwas born in 1811 and died in 1898, was a physician, founder of the Florida Medi
Call Box: At 137, the Coleman House is looking good
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
was born in 1811 and died in 1898, was a physician, founder of the Florida Medical Association and a former member of the Florida Legislature. He led a successful campaign to construct railroad tracks and became president of the Florida, Atlantic... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Mayor's tactics on pension bill shed light into his approach to August voter referendumRules Committee approves the bill 12-0. Mayor Curry is in attendance for both v
Mayor's tactics on pension bill shed light into his approach to August voter referendum
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
Rules Committee approves the bill 12-0. Mayor Curry is in attendance for both votes. March 9: Senate approves the bill 35-1. March 25: Gov. Rick Scott signs the bill into law. Source: Florida Legislature, Times-Union archives, City of Jacksonv... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
New senior-living complex in West Boca delivers 'wow factor' with luxe amenitiesconsists of senior citizens, projections show 24 percent of residents will be o
New senior-living complex in West Boca delivers 'wow factor' with luxe amenities
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
consists of senior citizens, projections show 24 percent of residents will be older than 65 by 2030, according to the Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research. Selma and Joe Sitrick moved from Highland Beach to Sinai a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
JAXBIZ endorses legislative candidatesJAXBIZ, the political arm of JAX Chamber, has announced the candidates running
JAXBIZ endorses legislative candidates
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
JAXBIZ, the political arm of JAX Chamber, has announced the candidates running for the Florida Legislature it is endorsing ahead of the 2016 election. Candidates running for open seats receiving JAXBIZ support thus far are: As you can see, JAXBIZ's... Read more
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The Star
UPDATED FWC to close St. Joseph Bay for 2016 scallop seasonprovides technical support to communities experiencing impacts.That work is fun
UPDATED FWC to close St. Joseph Bay for 2016 scallop season
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
provides technical support to communities experiencing impacts.That work is funded through an annual appropriation from the Florida Legislature of $825,000.Further, collaborations between the FWC and partners have increased over the years, resulting... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
New sentencing hearing for Tyler Hadleyas to how to appropriately sentence a juvenile. There was a U.S. Supreme Court
New sentencing hearing for Tyler Hadley
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 6 days ago
as to how to appropriately sentence a juvenile. There was a U.S. Supreme Court case the miller case in 2012 and in 2015 the Florida legislature revamped the juvenile sentencing system." For Mike Hadley, it's more disappointment. "He got a lighter... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The polls don't lieBut fear of immigrants isn't the only bonding element. Trump can't stop saying
The polls don't lie
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
But fear of immigrants isn't the only bonding element. Trump can't stop saying nasty things about women. The GOP-dominated Florida Legislature can't stop legislating against women's rights. There's not a whole lot of mystery about Republican... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Foul consequences: Implementation of 2010 septage law could mean tripled feesto contact legislators to let them know the hardships the new law will cause.
Foul consequences: Implementation of 2010 septage law could mean tripled fees
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
to contact legislators to let them know the hardships the new law will cause. Page 2 of 2 - "The next session for Florida Legislature isn't until March 2017," said Odom. "If residents raise enough of a fuss, there can be an emergency... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Opponents take aim at 'Docs v. Glocks' lawlaw violates the First Amendment rights of physicians to discuss safety-related
Opponents take aim at 'Docs v. Glocks' law
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 7 days ago
law violates the First Amendment rights of physicians to discuss safety-related issues with patients. "In (the law), the Florida Legislature does what no legislative body has done before or since; it prevents doctors from providing patients with... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Court orders re-sentencing for Tyler Hadleyage of 18 at the time of their crimes violated the Eight Amendment's prohibitio
Court orders re-sentencing for Tyler Hadley
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 7 days ago
age of 18 at the time of their crimes violated the Eight Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments." The Florida Legislature later adopted a new sentencing plan. Hadley was sentenced in between the Supreme Court decision and the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
UCF, Osceola Regional start new residency programhematology and oncology. Under the Graduate Medical Education Startup Bonus Pr
UCF, Osceola Regional start new residency program
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
hematology and oncology. Under the Graduate Medical Education Startup Bonus Program, which was established in 2015 by the Florida Legislature, the new residencies will receive a one-time $100,000 bonus per slot. In this round of funding, Orlando... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Judah addresses Matlacha Civic Associationand the Legislature are against it," Judah said. "We could even use Amendment 1
Judah addresses Matlacha Civic Association
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 7 days ago
and the Legislature are against it," Judah said. "We could even use Amendment 1 money to do this." In November 2014 the Florida legislature passed Amendment 1, a measure that designates billions of dollars for conservation over the next 20... Read more
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Florida Keys Keynoter
County learns canal maintenance is costly, residents might have to pay upkeepcontinuing discussions on setting a policy and see how well the systems are wor
County learns canal maintenance is costly, residents might have to pay upkeep
Florida Keys Keynoter / Posted 7 days ago
continuing discussions on setting a policy and see how well the systems are working," she said. In the 2016 session of the Florida Legislature, lawmakers amended a Florida Keys policy allowing water-quality money to be spent on things like canal... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Local news in brief for April 24, 2016and ask him questions, and hear about his platform, the release said. “Taylor
Local news in brief for April 24, 2016
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 7 days ago
and ask him questions, and hear about his platform, the release said. “Taylor is currently a term-limited member of the Florida Legislature representing District 26, which includes most of Volusia County,” according to the release. “The new U.S.... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Local news in brief for April 27, 2016begins at 5:30 p.m. at 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6, in St. Augustine. Taylo
Local news in brief for April 27, 2016
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 7 days ago
begins at 5:30 p.m. at 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6, in St. Augustine. Taylor is currently a term-limited member of the Florida Legislature representing District 26, which includes most of Volusia County. The new U.S. House District 6 includes... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Tampa school choice advocate urges end to teachers’ lawsuitin its favor, McCall said, the opposition will likely appeal. “At that point t
Tampa school choice advocate urges end to teachers’ lawsuit
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
in its favor, McCall said, the opposition will likely appeal. “At that point the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Legislature should get their heads together about how to get those children back in schools,” McCall said. The... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
A Better World: Kudos to Atwater for fighting for consumersas high as the 2004-2005 peak. GOOD WORK FOR CONSUMERS Kudos to Jeff Atwater,
A Better World: Kudos to Atwater for fighting for consumers
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
as high as the 2004-2005 peak. GOOD WORK FOR CONSUMERS Kudos to Jeff Atwater, Florida’s chief financial officer and the Florida Legislature for making the previous legislative session a good one for consumers. Atwater’s office uncovered... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Local news in brief for April 23, 2016and ask him questions, and hear about his platform, the release said. “Taylor
Local news in brief for April 23, 2016
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 10 days ago
and ask him questions, and hear about his platform, the release said. “Taylor is currently a term-limited member of the Florida Legislature representing District 26, which includes most of Volusia County,” according to the release. “The new U.S.... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough-grown medical marijuana to hit the market this summerprocessing, extraction, marketing and dispensing systems to bring a high-qualit
Hillsborough-grown medical marijuana to hit the market this summer
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
processing, extraction, marketing and dispensing systems to bring a high-quality product to the people of Florida.” The Florida Legislature this spring passed a bill that allows terminally ill patients access to low-grade marijuana to ease their... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Good reasons to support Mayor Curry's pension solutionpensions. Certainty is needed. BEST IDEA: THE CURRY PLAN The least objection
Good reasons to support Mayor Curry's pension solution
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
pensions. Certainty is needed. BEST IDEA: THE CURRY PLAN The least objectionable local tax is a new sales tax, but the Florida Legislature is reluctant to give cities additional rights to assess it. Therefore, it was a coup when the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Trump’s misleading complaints of election rigging in Florida, Coloradogetting penalized, as it had in previous years. It wasn’t Bush or Rubio who se
Trump’s misleading complaints of election rigging in Florida, Colorado
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
getting penalized, as it had in previous years. It wasn’t Bush or Rubio who set those rules for the primary. It was the Florida Legislature in March 2015, when it passed a bill setting the date and allowed the state GOP to decide whether to make... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Republican National Committee comes to Hollywoodlawsuit of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, the congressional district
Republican National Committee comes to Hollywood
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
lawsuit of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, the congressional district map selected by the court after the Florida Legislature failed to agree on one is the law of the land. (Barring an appeal by Brown, which is even more of a Hail... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Uber personal transportation services offers free rides with business leaders at UNFchecks on drivers. Jacksonville city officials said they, along with other cit
Uber personal transportation services offers free rides with business leaders at UNF
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
checks on drivers. Jacksonville city officials said they, along with other cities in the state, are looking to the Florida Legislature to settle the issue with an umbrella state law. Uber and Lyft continued offering service despite the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
New law alters online class graduation requirement (but details murky)of 2015 and has had its detractors (including students who said a virtual class
New law alters online class graduation requirement (but details murky)
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
of 2015 and has had its detractors (including students who said a virtual class wasn't their academic cup of tea). The Florida Legislature, which put the rule in place, has altered it a few times since it was first adopted -- and did so again... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
3 ‘no tax days’ for school itemsalso eliminated computers from the tax break and reduced the value of clothes t
3 ‘no tax days’ for school items
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 14 days ago
also eliminated computers from the tax break and reduced the value of clothes that can be purchased tax free. Scott asked for a larger tax cut package but his request was largely ignored by the Florida Legislature. Source: Ass... Read more
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The Christian Post
Florida Gov. Capitulates to Liberal Interests, Vetoes Shared Parenting Billlobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had
Florida Gov. Capitulates to Liberal Interests, Vetoes Shared Parenting Bill
The Christian Post / Posted 14 days ago
lobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had immense support, passing both houses of the Florida legislature by super-majority margins. The governor's office said they had received 13,000 calls about the bill, with... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Brown 'extremely disappointed' court rejected district appealof groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the cong
Brown 'extremely disappointed' court rejected district appeal
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 15 days ago
of groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the congressional map first approved by the Florida Legislature in 2012, saying it violated the new standards. In a stinging ruling last July, the state Supreme Court... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Next Fla. Senate president: No college tuition increasesand even some student groups advocating for significant increases as a way of a
Next Fla. Senate president: No college tuition increases
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
and even some student groups advocating for significant increases as a way of attracting top instructional and research talent. Over the past eight years, state university tuition has increased by roughly 65 percent. latest news: florida legislat... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional mapof groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the cong
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
of groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the congressional map first approved by the Florida Legislature in 2012, saying it violated the new standards. In a stinging ruling last July, the state Supreme Court... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional mapof groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the cong
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 16 days ago
of groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the congressional map first approved by the Florida Legislature in 2012, saying it violated the new standards. In a stinging ruling last July, the state Supreme Court... Read more
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Salon.com
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional mapof groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the cong
Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map
Salon.com / Posted 16 days ago
of groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the congressional map first approved by the Florida Legislature in 2012, saying it violated the new standards. In a stinging ruling last July, the state Supreme Court... Read more
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ABC News
Court Rejects Bid to Throw out Florida Congressional Mapof groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the cong
Court Rejects Bid to Throw out Florida Congressional Map
ABC News / Posted 16 days ago
of groups, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, challenged the congressional map first approved by the Florida Legislature in 2012, saying it violated the new standards. In a stinging ruling last July, the state Supreme Court... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Advertising tax would harm Oklahoma's economyof 50,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in personal income. The tax took effect in Ju
Advertising tax would harm Oklahoma's economy
The Oklahoman / Posted 16 days ago
of 50,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in personal income. The tax took effect in July and was repealed by December after the Florida legislature met in special session on several occasions. Robust tax collections occur only when a state has a... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The State of the Art: Republican Redux and Reproductive Rightsa recent egregious instance of de-funding Planned Parenthood and other reproduc
The State of the Art: Republican Redux and Reproductive Rights
Op-Ed News / Posted 17 days ago
a recent egregious instance of de-funding Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights clinics, a bill passed in the Florida legislature would prevent state agencies from working with any organization that provides abortion care other than... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Clay schools gets $1 million in state funds to equip career academies for high school studentssaid. “That $1 million in state money is huge. It’s more than a shot in the ar
Clay schools gets $1 million in state funds to equip career academies for high school students
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 18 days ago
said. “That $1 million in state money is huge. It’s more than a shot in the arm. It’s an IV infusion,” Stewart said. The Florida Legislature made the $1 million appropriation and Gov. Rick Scott kept it in the state’s 2016-17 budget. Instrumental... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Gov. Scott vetoes contentious alimony reform billconsider each family's unique situation and abilities and put the best interest
Gov. Scott vetoes contentious alimony reform bill
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 19 days ago
consider each family's unique situation and abilities and put the best interests of the child above all else." A divided Florida Legislature passed the bill in March after a passionate debate during which members relayed their own experiences... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Amid emotional outcry Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony billat each other in the lobby of the governor’s office this week. His office recei
Amid emotional outcry Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
at each other in the lobby of the governor’s office this week. His office received thousands of phone calls after a divided Florida Legislature passed the bill in March. Three years ago Scott vetoed a similar measures and backers of the bill tried... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Amid emotional outcry Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony billconsider each family's unique situation and abilities and put the best interest
Amid emotional outcry Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill
Naples Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
consider each family's unique situation and abilities and put the best interests of the child above all else." A divided Florida Legislature passed the bill in March after a passionate debate during which members relayed their own experiences... Read more
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