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  • Florida set to approve nearly $80 billion budget

    Following a drawn out, contentious battle that saw the state flirt with a partial government shutdown, the Florida Legislature is poised on Friday to approve a nearly $80 billion budget. The final budget is full of winners and losers. Legislators bumped...
  • School Districts Are Billing Parents for Bus Rides

    WASHINGTON It used to be that when children hopped onto a yellow school bus to get to and from their classes, taxpayers picked up the tab. But cash-strapped school districts in at least five states are now asking parents to pay for school bus service,...
  • FAU committed to healthy communities

    FAU committed to healthy communities
    In four short years, we have witnessed Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine evolve into a thriving center of academic and research excellence. We recently were notified by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education that our...
  • Florida Legislature finalizes budget; FAU gets almost $4 million

    Florida Legislature finalizes budget; FAU gets almost $4 million
    Just before midnight, a committee of state representatives and senators put the finishing touches on a budget that will take effect July 1. The late-night meeting, held after hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations, produced 94 pages of last-minute...
  • K-12 students gain in Florida's budget plan

    K-12 students gain in Florida's budget plan
    Funding for K-12 students would go up but students in preK and college could see funding cut back. The almost $80 billion state budget plan released Tuesday by the Florida Legislature would increase funding for K-12 students, but South Florida...
  • Rachel Dolezal, abortions and Jeb Bush: Letters

    Rachel Dolezal, abortions and Jeb Bush: Letters
    Lessons from Dolezal Kudos for Rachel Dolezal who "passed" for black. She has taken John Howard Griffin's book "Black Like Me" to another level. We should praise her courage and reflect on the lessons, not obsess on the "lying." In the past,...
  • Budget stalemate finally ends for Florida Legislature

    Florida's contentious and messy budget stalemate that divided the state's Republicans and threatened to force the shutdown of state government is finally over. With just days left, the Florida Legislature has reached a deal on a nearly $79 billion...
  • Special session successful only by comparison

    Special session successful only by comparison
    The Florida Legislature's special session will look good only because the regular session was so bad. That's how low Tallahassee has set the bar. Most important, as of this week there is a 2015-16 state budget. There wasn't one when the Legislature...
  • Florida Gov. oks more than $400 million tax cut package

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving quickly to approve a more than $400 million tax cut package. Scott on Tuesday signed into law a tax cut bill that the Florida Legislature approved a day earlier. The tax cuts total roughly $429 million and include a...
  • A woman trailblazer: Betty Castor

    A woman trailblazer: Betty Castor
    Broward College President J. David Armstrong remembers that day in 1987 when then-Commissioner of Education Betty Castor followed state lawmakers into a Capitol bathroom to hear what they were plotting on public schools. “Fell in love with her as...
  • Florida's teachers union appeals ruling in voucher lawsuit

    Florida's teachers union appeals ruling in voucher lawsuit
    Florida's main teachers union said Monday it will not drop its legal fight against the state's largest private school voucher program despite a judge throwing out the group's lawsuit. The Florida Education Association announced its appeal of that...