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  • Casselberry Chamber straw poll: few surprises

     
    Seminole County reporter Martin Comas reports the following: There were few surprises Thursday night when Mitt Romney, Connie Mack IV and other Republican candidates came out ahead in a straw poll conducted from those attending a political hob nob...
  • John Mica, Sandy Adams on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: U.S. Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams, who are running for the same congressional seat in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, are guests this weekend on WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight.” ...
  • 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...
  • Darren Soto speaks out on Fair District amendments

     
    The following is a My Word column written by State Rep. Darren Soto (D-Orlando) which ran in today's paper. I had the pleasure of reading a recent My Word from a fellow attorney, State Sen. David Simmons, on the Fair District amendments. While I agree...
  • Seminole bends legislator’s ear on school wants

     
    Rep. Larry Metz drove over to Sanford from Eustis in Lake County today to hear what the Seminole County School Board could suggest to improve education, and boy did he get an earful. The best thing lawmakers could do is butt out of running the  schools,...
  • Siplin: Lawmakers can’t do away with my district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As the politically cantankerous redistricting process cranks up, Senate lawmakers are starting to quarrel over the publicly drawn maps the chamber is reviewing — and they haven't even drawn any lawmaker-submitted maps yet. During...
  • 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....