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  • Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money

    Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money
    The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions’ soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said...
  • Florida's latest testing proposal: Let districts and parents opt out of state exams

    Florida's latest testing proposal: Let districts and parents opt out of state exams
    If we need more proof that testing is now the hot-button issue in Florida public education, take this: A bill filed late yesterday would allow school districts to opt out of state tests and give a "national norm-referenced assessment" in their place....
  • AP hires William 'Windy' March to cover Florida Legislature

    The Associated Press has hired William March, The Tampa Tribune's former political reporter, to work in its Tallahassee bureau during the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature.  March will be working with Tallahassee correspondent Brendan...
  • Don't hide how we pick university presidents

    Don't hide how we pick university presidents
    For decades, Florida lawmakers have talked about changing the public records law to hide the names of people who apply to run our state universities. This year, they may well do it. Their argument is simple. They say no good candidates will apply to...
  • Rank all public schools, Florida lawmaker says

    Rank all public schools, Florida lawmaker says
    Florida should rank all its public schools by their students' "learning gains" on state tests and then give top performers the freedom to hire instructors who aren't certifed teachers, according to a bill filed today. The bill was filed by Rep. Manny ...
  • No money for stadium projects after vote delayed

    A shot by some of Florida's professional sports teams to get millions in taxpayer help fell short on Thursday, but the contest appears far from over. A legislative panel voted to delay ranking four proposals requesting $255 million in taxpayer money,...
  • Gov. Scott orders less testing in Florida's public schools

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, acknowledging the ongoing backlash over the amount of testing in the state's public schools, said Wednesday he will suspend a test scheduled to be given to 11th graders this spring. Scott is making the move following an...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 19

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA GOVERNOR ORDERS LESS TESTING IN STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS Florida Gov. Rick Scott is suspending a test given to the state's 11th graders. Scott said Wednesday...
  • Bread, milk, eggs – vodka? Liquor in grocery stores bill gets panel's OK

    Bread, milk, eggs – vodka? Liquor in grocery stores bill gets panel's OK
    TALLAHASSEE - Florida shoppers could soon pick up a bottle of vodka or other hard liquors at the grocery store after tossing staples such as milk and eggs into their cart. A Florida House panel Wednesday approved a measure allowing grocery stores and...
  • Court upholds Florida law banning open carry of guns

    An appeals court has upheld a Florida law banning people from openly carrying firearms purely for self-defense purposes. A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal issued the ruling Wednesday in the case of Dale Norman. Norman challenged the...
  • How Republicans could risk a Senate seat to win the White House

    WASHINGTON Republicans might face a major dilemma next year: Will they sacrifice a Senate seat to pick a prime candidate for vice president? GOP operatives have often mentioned Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Rob Portman of Ohio and Marco Rubio of...