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  • 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...
  • Florida Legislature OKs more than $400 million in tax cuts

    Floridians will get a small cut on their cellphone bills and be able to do their back-to-school shopping tax free for 10 days under a tax cut package approved Monday by the Florida Legislature. The package, which had been caught in the middle of a feud...
  • Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget

    Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Leaders of the Florida Legislature agreed to a nearly $80 billion state budget loaded with new projects late Monday, clearing the way for lawmakers to end months of squabbling and adjourn their special session Friday. At a meeting...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart

    In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart
    Republicans in the Florida House want to be clear: They love the state's working poor. That's why they denied them a chance at health insurance. As Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, put it last week, expanding Medicaid would "punish the needy" by putting...