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  • Conservatives force-feeding their version of truth

    Conservatives force-feeding their version of truth
    Bills filed by two Florida lawmakers that would mandate students watch a political documentary is the latest in a series of efforts by conservatives to indoctrinate students into the concept that America is exceptional. Rep. Neil Combee, a Lakeland...
  • Proposed law forcing schools to show Obama-bashing film gains steam in Florida legislature

    Proposed law forcing schools to show Obama-bashing film gains steam in Florida legislature
    Three weeks ago, I wrote about the latest fringe idea to hit Florida -- a proposal that would force schools to show an Obama-bashing movie to all students. Twice actually. Once in 8th-grade and again in 11th to make sure it sank in. ("Mandatory movies:...
  • Joe Clark and Alan Hays: Champ & Chump

    Joe Clark and Alan Hays: Champ & Chump
    Champ Joe Clark: An Orlando businessman and husband of former News 13 reporter Amanda Evans, he succumbed this week at 31 to colon cancer. His courageous and public battle against the disease inspired the #JoeStrong movement and a blog, “Cocktails...
  • Lake Tech to open Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    Lake Tech to open Center for Advanced Manufacturing
    EUSTIS — If you train them, more will come. That's the perspective of Diane Culpepper, director of Lake Technical College, on attracting more manufacturing companies to the county. It's also her rationale for a recently-approved plan to build a...
  • Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill

    Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
  • State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill

    State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill
    A controversial measure dubbed an “anti-Sharia bill” advanced out of the Florida Senate on a 24-14 vote Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, touted SB 286 as “an American bill.” It would restrict judges...
  • Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide

    Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight. Florida already requires public...
  • Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs

    Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Don't allow teachers to carry guns at school

    MIAMI -- When my youngest son graduated from Coral Reef High School -- the very same school President Obama recently visited to talk about education -- I breathed a sigh of relief that probably echoed throughout the auditorium in which his cap-and-...
  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...