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  • City Council joins puppy mill push

    City Council weighed in on a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to further regulate puppy mills by unanimously passing a resolution backing federal and state efforts. The resolution was proposed by Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Two...
  • Milestone moment in high-stakes testing

    Milestone moment in high-stakes testing
    Florida faces a pivot point in its nation-leading drive to hold public schools accountable via high-stakes testing. Amid a groundswell of protest from across the state and political spectrum, a bipartisan push for reasonable relief is finally in sight....
  • New surgeon general sounds measles alarm during West Palm stop

    WEST PALM BEACH — The nation's new top doctor made a stop in West Palm Beach on Friday, reaching out to parents who stubbornly refuse to vaccinate their children amid the re-emergence of the highly contagious — and sometimes deadly —...
  • Greyhound owners back safety legislation

    Greyhound owners back safety legislation
    I was disappointed the Jan. 30 story "Tougher Rules Sought for Racing Industry" did not focus on real efforts in the Florida Legislature to better protect greyhounds that race in dog tracks throughout the state. The legislation sponsored by Sen. Eleanor...
  • Make Florida's tax levies fairer to raise more revenue to meet pressing needs

     Make Florida's tax  levies fairer to raise more revenue to meet pressing needs
    Florida needs to modernize its tax structure, including the corporate income tax. It's one of the lowest in the nation — 5.5 percent of net profits with the first $50,000 exempted, levied primarily on C corporations. Other businesses, including S...
  • More tax exemptions will help business boost investment

    More tax exemptions will help business boost investment
    Florida's economy has made a dramatic recovery thanks to the hard work of our families, private sector and responsible planning by our state government. Our private sector is creating jobs at a rate well above the national average and our unemployment...
  • Jeb Bush education summit to draw crowd, protests

    Jeb Bush education summit to draw crowd, protests
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush will host an education summit in Tallahassee on Tuesday , an event that promises a packed crowd inside and plenty of protesters outside. The free conference at Florida State University quickly filled all available seats at The Alumni...
  • 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...
  • Showdown looming over Seminole gambling agreement

    Showdown looming over Seminole gambling agreement
    Florida's five-year agreement allowing the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer blackjack and other table games at its casinos will expire on July 31. By that time, the tribe will have paid the state $1 billion, enjoyed a gambling monopoly that has been the...
  • Expanding Florida’s medical pot law may hinge on it not being smokable

    Two Republican lawmakers are leading the initiative to broaden the type of medical marijuana that is legal in Florida but a likely sponsor of the House version expected to be filed next week said smokable medical marijuana is not an option. "I don't have...
  • Education commissioner: Florida online testing will be successful this year

    Education commissioner: Florida online testing will be successful this year
    Florida school districts are ready to give more state tests on computers this spring and a "paper-based test backup" is not needed nor is it cost effective, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said in a letter sent today to key Florida senators. In...