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Our state lawmakers aren't known for putting politics aside to reach a compromise that solves a problem. When they do, they deserve credit. So kudos to Sen. John Legg and Rep. Elizabeth Porter. They are two of the main architects behind a proposed...
Sentinel School ZoneA bill that has inspired strong passions on both sides for two years running is headed for the state Senate Education Committee next week. Commonly known as the "parent trigger" bill, it would give parents an opportunity to vote on how a failing school is...
Staff writerIn local public-affairs programming this weekend: "Central Florida Spotlight" examines the region's sex-trafficking problem at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The show revisits Vanessa Welch's report from February, when the station followed...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelFlorida schools that earned A’s or improved grades on the state’s annual school report card will get their reward money tomorrow. The money comes from School Recognition Award program, which has been around since 1997 and provides annual...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — A Quinnipiac Poll released this morning shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton topping U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush in an early look at the potential 2016 presidential field. According to the poll,...
When it comes to the lottery, we are now complete: The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that it is adding Mega Millions to its portfolio of games. It starts May 15. That makes Florida the 43rd state to join the lottery game, which made news last...
It was heralded as one of the greatest economic boons in Florida history, akin to the creation of Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, the air conditioner. But nearly a decade later, this much is clear. The ambitious plan for a world-class...
WASHINGTON -- No matter what Barack Obama does, he cannot escape the shadow of his former political opponent. Hillary Clinton, back from her global travels visiting places and peoples hardly heard of on this continent, is stealing the spotlight...
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Hillary retains a broad and passionate constituency here in the Sunshine State. There are many transplants who remember when she represented them as their U.S. Senator. Even if they lived down here already when she served in that capacity, they...
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As he explores his new roles within the Republican party and the business world after last year’s presidential campaign, Mitt Romney plans this summer to bring together “experts and enthusiasts” in both spheres for a gathering in Park...
SACRAMENTO --It may well be the most sophisticated campaign for land commissioner in American history. George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of former presidents, is going into the family business, with a run...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTwo decades into the school “reform” drive that has painted itself as having everyone on board, a strong, nationwide counter-movement has emerged. Diane Ravitch, the grande dame of American education and a research professor of...
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