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  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...
  • Is Senator Simmons an A or F legislator?

     
      There seems to be a big difference off opinion on what kind of job Sen. David Simmons is doing in the state Legislature. Last night the Florida School Boards Association named him Outstanding Legislator of the Year. Today, Fund Education Now, a...
  • F Charters don’t face automatic closure

     
    Half of the elementary and middle schools that got Fs when the state handed out letter grades a couple of weeks ago were charter schools, although they account for only a fraction of Florida's public schools, as we reported in a story over the weekend....
  • Orlando redistricting hearing packs the house — with the House

     
    The Florida Legislature's redistricting whistle-stop tour is in Orlando this afternoon and has drawn a crowded house, and that's just counting the House members present. By our less-than-scientific tally, there appear to be at least 39 40 House and Senate...
  • State Board of Ed snubs public broadcasting in budget request

     
    By Lilly Rockwell, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The State Board of Education approved a legislative wish list Tuesday that excluded any money for public broadcasting, throwing the future of state-funded public broadcasting into...
  • Senate lawyers blast back at redistricting critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate's legal team is shooting back at attacks on the chamber's latest attempt to re-draw its political districts, arguing the criticism from voting-rights groups and the Florida Democratic Party is an attempt to re-...
  • Christy Martin on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; ‘Flashpoint’ looks at stand your ground law

     
    "Political Connections" talks to Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz. Central Florida News 13 moderator Ybeth Bruzual asks Ortiz about job development and economic growth. Ortiz also talks about construction projects downtown, renovations for the...
  • Supremes take a more skeptical view of redistricting challenge the second time

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Critics arguing state lawmakers still didn’t get it right when they re-drew Senate districts for the second time ran into a tough crowd Friday:  the Florida Supreme Court, charged with reviewing legislators’ handiwork....
  • Scott names ’stand your ground’ task force

     
    Gov. Rick Scott today named 15 members of a task force to study possible changes in the state's “stand your ground” law in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin, the Miami teenager who was shot by Neighborhood Watch captain George...
  • Dwight Bullard: Stand Your Ground panel too gun-friendly

     
    State Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to change the composition of his Citizen Safety and Protection task force – which meets Tuesday for the first time – by removing a backer of the 2005 “Stand Your Ground&#...
  • LG Carroll: ‘Mischaracterization’ to say task force is unbalanced

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll kicked off the first meeting of Gov. Rick Scott's public safety task force on the defense. “It is a mischaracterization for anyone to presume this task force is not balanced,” Carroll said....