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  • New voucher program for kids with disabilities opens applications today

    Florida's newest scholarship program starts taking applications today, offering parents whose children have certain disabilities a chance to receive state money they can use for private school, therapy or other services. The new Personal Learning...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • Apopka Chamber President resigns

    Apopka Chamber President resigns
    Apopka-Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Seago will step down at the end of the month to join No Casinos, an organization opposed to the expansion of gambling in Florida. He joined the Apopka chamber in 2008 when his predecessor, Andy Gardiner...
  • Scripps Institute ends partnership talks with USC

    The Scripps Research Institute, which has a major research institute in Jupiter, said Thursday it has ended discussions with the University of Southern California. But Scripps Chair Dick Gephardt and CEO Michael Marletta said its board, administration...
  • 3 new Central Florida breweries set to open soon

    3 new Central Florida breweries set to open soon
    Mention the Sunshine State and the first beverage that comes to a tourist's mind may be orange juice — but not for long. In Central Florida, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of beer thanks to a crop of new microbreweries. According to the...
  • Put brakes on issuing specialty license plates: Editorial

    Put brakes on issuing specialty license plates: Editorial
    If ever there were a moratorium big enough to drive a truck through, it's the one the Florida Legislature imposed in 2008 to curb the number of specialty license plates. Back then, lawmakers said there were too many tags. Now, there are even more. Since...
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
  • Judge Steven Feren faces election challenge from lawyer John Contini

    Broward Circuit Judge Steven Feren was no stranger to politics when he first ran for a seat on the bench six years ago. Feren, 63, had already served more than a decade as mayor of Sunrise, and before that, he was in the Florida House of Representatives...
  • Watch closely to ensure reforms protect children

    With regard to recent reports about the 477 children who died even after they were known by the Department of Children and Families to potentially be at risk: In all cases, DCF knew from prior investigations that the children would be in danger of...
  • Scott trumpets corporate income tax cuts in new Spanish language ad

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touting his record as a tax-cutter in a new Spanish-language ad paid for by the Republican Party of Florida. Scott has signed cuts to Florida's corporate income tax while in office -- achieved by raising the floor for...