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  • Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy

    Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy
    Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program should get a "massive expansion" this year, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said just before the current legislative session began. Now bills to expand that voucher program for low-income kids ...
  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday. There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand. The aim...
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Tim Pawlenty tries Twitter to tweak Romney and talk about jobs

     
    Tim Pawlenty uses Twitter to tweak rival Mitt Romney and participate in a jobs forum; other GOP candidates Tweet their way through a debate....
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • POLITICO: Dem pollster survey: Scott, Crist tied now; other Dem maybes include Val Demings; Dyer says no

     
    The political news website POLITICO is reporting that Hamilton Communications of Washington has run a Florida governor's race poll that finds Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his most likely Democratic challenger in a 2014 election, former Republican...
  • Bill requiring districts to approve, publicize required tests passes House committee

     
    A bill that would require school boards to approve district-mandated tests and then publicize them on their website got a first, favorable vote in a House education subcommittee today. Rep. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, proposed the bill, which passed with...
  • Florida getting love

    It seems like just yesterday that Florida was being shunned by the national Democratic Party like someone with real bad hygiene problems. No candidates. No political advertising. No delegates. Definitely no love. Now, just months later, we have received...
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 70 million

     
    Against the backdrop of the rubble that once was the Orange Bowl stadium, the Marlins made what they hope is viewed as their boldest statement of commitment to South Florida to date: the ???official??? signing of shortstop Hanley Ramirez......
  • Elian Gonzales: Still a factor in Florida

     
    by Mark Silva Check your list for the reasons that Al Gore lost Florida by a disputed 537 votes in 2000, and with it, after 36 days of court battles over Florida's hanging, dimpled and pregnant chads that ended in......