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The contentious "parent trigger" bill failed again in the Florida Senate, dying Tuesday on a tie vote just as it did in 2012. The bill aimed to give parents more say in the fate of a struggling school, allowing them, by petition, to select a "turnaround"...
State employees would get a raise of at least $1,000 under a deal struck Saturday by House and Senate negotiators, as the final pieces of the state budget fell into place. Under the plan agreed to by Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart,...
ReutersBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, April 22 (Reuters) - Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working toward college degrees without actually going to college, under a law Governor Rick Scott signed on Monday in front of...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelA bill that would alter current high school graduation requirements and allow students to swap industry-approved classes and tests for traditional high school versions unanimously passed the Senate's education appropriations committee this morning. Under...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The Senate has released its Committee list for the 2013 legislative session. In key positions: Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter will head the new committee on gambling. Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThe Senate's Democratic Caucus — cheered by the fact that the election of Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, broke the Republicans' super-majority stranglehold on the chamber — rewarded Sachs by electing her as Democratic leader pro tempore. As...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — 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,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — 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...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott defended the state's decision to identify non-citizen voters in the state's 67 counties and press for their removal. The U.S. Department of Justice ordered the state to stop the process and gave state officials until...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelA state representative from Lake County is hoping to give schools more freedom to decide when they’ll be starting their classes this fall. A new bill filed last week by State Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, if passed would allow school boards to set...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
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