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  • FSU did well in choice of new president

    FSU did well in choice of new president
    Florida State University has a new president. State Sen. John Thrasher, a powerful Republican lawmaker and big-time FSU alum, has been selected to lead the university and help vault it into the nation's top tier.
  • Board proposes more money for public schools

    Board proposes more money for public schools
    Florida schools should get historically high funding this coming year -- or $232 more per public school student, the State Board of Education said Monday in adopting its annual budget request Monday. The board's request for K-12 funding (see first...

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons
    Sadistic guards are a staple of Hollywood fiction, but in Florida prisons, the abuse of inmates is only too real. An investigation by The Miami Herald uncovered physical and psychological torment of prisoners by renegade guards that went on for years...

    Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana

    Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana
    Sometimes, decisions that seem difficult at a glance can be boiled down to one simple choice. I believe this is the case with Amendment 2, a measure on the ballot this November that would allow for doctors to recommend the medical use of marijuana by...

    Politics, not families, matter most matter to Scott

     Politics, not families,  matter most matter to Scott
    Last week, Gov. Rick Scott campaigned at Capt. Anderson's, the popular restaurant in Panama City Beach owned in part by State Rep. Jimmy Patronis. Two days later, Scott named Patronis one of Florida's five utility regulators. It was another serving of...