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  • FSA glitches argue for greater flexibility: Editorial

    FSA glitches argue for greater flexibility: Editorial
    In March, technical glitches with the state's replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test forced several counties to suspend testing for three days. Just more ammo for critics in Florida's ongoing civil war over high-stakes testing. Yet,...
  • New law brings confusion over school testing

    New law brings confusion over school testing
    Florida's new law meant to curb testing in public schools has so far led mostly to confusion, as some school districts have canceled new exams, and others — including Orange — have said they didn't think they could. The law Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Legislators look for common ground on budget, Medicaid

    House and Senate leaders weren't backing off their opposing positions on Medicaid expansion Friday during tense budget negotiations leading into the final week of the Legislative session. But they did manage to find enough common ground to jump-start...
  • Talks, but no progress in health-care budget impasse

    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate and the House are talking but not changing their tunes. With only a week left in the regular session, Florida lawmakers remain locked in a dispute Friday over health-care spending, putting billions of dollars on the line...
  • Internet piracy bill passes Legislature, goes to governor

    A bill to combat Internet piracy of music and movies is heading to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration despite opposition from some of the nation's biggest Internet companies. Senate Bill 604 passed 78-38 in the Florida House on Friday and had previously...
  • Scott on wrong side on health care

    Scott on wrong side on health care
    Gov. Rick Scott went to war last week — on the wrong side. The governor should have been strong-arming House leaders, demanding that they expand health care coverage to nearly 1 million Floridians. Instead, Scott was threatening members of the...
  • Bill would make it illegal to impersonate firefighters

    A bill that would make it illegal to impersonate firefighters is going to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida House unanimously passed the bill Friday, a day after the Senate approved the measure (SB 1010). It would make it illegal for people to display badges...
  • Florida could soon limit access to police camera videos

    Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers. The Florida Legislature on Friday sent to Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would keep confidential police videos that are shot in a house,...
  • Legislature sends Scott bill to require 24-hour wait for abortions

    Legislature sends Scott bill to require 24-hour wait for abortions
    TALLAHASSEE — The Legislature passed a bill Friday that will require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a reflective period Republicans said they hope will change some women's minds before undergoing the procedure. The issue was emotionally...
  • Senate makes offer but health care stalemate remains

    Senate makes offer but health care stalemate remains
    TALLAHASSEE – With billions in taxpayer funds on the line, Central Florida hospitals and the working poor and uninsured remain stuck in limbo as lawmakers continue to haggle over health care coverage for the poor. The Florida Senate rejected...
  • Lawmakers pass bill to aid craft brewers, end growler war

    Florida's "growler war" over craft beer may be ending under legislation passed by the state House Friday and ready to go to Gov. Rick Scott. Senate Bill 186, already passed in the Senate, lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate...