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  • Teacher merit pay bill: What's the right way to protest?

     
    As Gov. Charlie Crist milks the suspense on the teacher merit-pay bill (which I call the standardized-test expansion bill), protests from teachers, students and parents have been sprouting around the state. Crist has until midnight Friday to sign it,........
  • Jeb Bush: 'Wizard of Oz'

     
    by Mark Silva Jeb Bush is having his best legislative session ever. Wait a minute. Bush, son of one former president and younger brother of another, hasn't been governor of Florida since 2006. Yet our old friends in the city......
  • Feds: Distracted Driving an 'Epidemic'

     
    Calling distracted driving an ???epidemic,??? the Obama administration convened a two-day meeting to figure out how to get a cell phone and text-happy nation to leave their handheld communication devices alone in the car. Last year, 5,870 people were...
  • Crist revamps PSC, but now what?

     
    U.S. Senate candidate Charl???, uh I mean, Gov. Charlie Crist did the popular thing today by re-shaping the Public Service Commission with two picks that could be more consumer-friendly. Crist gave current commissioners Matthew Carter and Katrina...
  • Crist vetoes teacher merit-pay: Good riddance to bad bill

     
    My Twitter-sized reactions to Gov. Charlie Crist's veto of SB6: --He did the right thing, not the right-wing thing. --Charlie the Populist returns, Charlie the Faux Ideologue is done. --As one teacher told me last week, "Maybe there's a problem......
  • Aptera Could Qualify for Federal Funding If Bill Is Approved

     
    Aptera Motors??? funky three-wheeled electric car is one step closer to receiving the same U.S. Department of Energy funding that Tesla and Fisker enjoy. The 2e electric car currently does not qualify for DOE funding because of its three-wheel design,.......
  • What's next for Gov. Charlie Crist?

     
    Discussion on Monday's "The Morning Show" on WSFL-Ch. 39. The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Crist getting crushed by Marco Rubio in a Republican primary for U.S. Senate, but gives Crist (as an independent) a narrow lead in a three-way......
  • Charlie Crist's dilemma: Going it alone

     
    by Mark Silva Charlie Crist, governor of Florida, has quite a problem on his hands. Our friend Peter Brown, who has spent some time in the journalistic trenches of Florida politics and serves now as an online columnist for the......
  • Immigration reform 'deserved:' Obama

     
    by Mark Silva A naturalization ceremony is a sight to behold - we have seen President George W. Bush oversee one at the Daughters of the American Revolution Hall in Washington, and today we saw President Barack Obama oversee one......
  • Domino yanks Crist endorsement

     
    State Rep. Carl Domino sent a strongly worded letter over the weekend to Gov. Charlie Crist withdrawing his endorsement of Crist's U.S. Senate candidacy. With Crist facing a Friday deadline to decide whether to stay in the Republican primary for......
  • Bill Paves Way for Three-Wheeled Vehicle Funding

     
    Now for a quick update on three government-related stories that we???ve been following: First off, Congress approved a bill that will allow three-wheeled vehicles to qualify for U.S. Department of Energy funding. President Barack Obama is expected to sign...