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  • My Word: Med-school funding far-reaching

    While these are difficult economic times, I am pleased that our local legislative leaders recognized that a potent prescription for the ailing economy was full funding for the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine. It is not an...
  • Recent developments might give SunRail commuter train momentum

    Recent developments might give SunRail commuter train momentum
    The proposed SunRail commuter train through Central Florida, wrecked twice in the state Senate, might be regenerating some significant steam. Supporters point to a series of seemingly unrelated developments that — taken together — appear to...
  • Slump lets Florida delay hard choices on water -- for now

    Slump lets Florida delay hard choices on water -- for now
    Florida's water glass is almost empty. As the state's population explosion pushed into this decade, growing communities panicked over their worsening thirst. Authorities banned lawn sprinkling on all but one day a week, utilities cooperated in hopes of...
  • PSC applicants include former football player, legislators and former regulatory employees

    A former professional football player, three state legislators and several current and former Public Service Commission employees are among 61 people who have applied for two open seats on the PSC, which regulates Florida utilities. The PSC Nominating...
  • Who will regulate your utility rates? PSC nominees go to Crist

    The state is closer to filling two open seats on the Public Service Commission, which is responsible for ensuring your utility rates are affordable and the service is safe and reliable. The PSC nominating council –six legislators and six...
  • Lawmakers need to keep politics out of public counsel office

    There's something funny going on. At least that's the conclusion you might draw when you hear about what's happening to Florida Public Counsel J.R. Kelly. For the first time in recent memory, a sitting public counsel — the person appointed by...
  • Tourism slogan plays it safe

    Florida unveiled a new tourism slogan last week: "Your Florida Side is Calling." Not exactly knocking your socks off, is it? But then, my guess is the folks at DDB Miami, the advertising agency that devised the $6.1 million campaign for Visit Florida,...
  • Seminole teachers focus rally on Sen. Constantine

     
    Seminole teachers are on Spring Break next week, but some plan to dedicate part of one day off to protest a teacher merit pay plan that has rocketed through the Legislature this month. Teachers plan to rally Monday, April 5 at 10 a.m. outside Sen. Lee...
  • Teacher rallies against merit-pay legislation underscored by online, phone pleas

     
    Big public rallies by teachers and their supporters in opposition to controversial merit-pay legislation are planned across the state Thursday and beyond, but the pressure on lawmakers is also coming by phone, e-mail and online as well....
  • Teachers rally in Orlando against merit-pay legislation

     
    More than 50 teachers on Spring Break and their supporters rallied near downtown Orlando Thursday in opposition to merit-pay bills making their way through the Legislature. Holding hand-painted signs with slogans such as “A child is more than a test...
  • Springs bill still afloat in Senate

     
    By Keith Laing     The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Increased inspection requirements for septic tanks near Florida springs remained above water in the Florida Senate Tuesday after clearing a final committee, setting up a...