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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Congressional redistricting lawsuit gets its (first) day in court

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats and the Fair District coalition of voting-rights groups asked a Leon County judge Wednesday to block new congressional districts from taking effect in this year’s elections, the latest salvo in a multi-pronged...
  • High school sports bill squeaks by Senate 21-18

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A controversial measure that would loosen the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules on athletic eligibility for transfer students squeaked by the Senate Thursday morning by a 21-18 vote and is on its way to the governor's...
  • Feds OK Florida redistricting maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The federal Department of Justice has OK'd Florida's proposed legislative and congressional maps, clearing one of the remaining hurdles for the newly drawn districts to be in place in time for the June 4-8┬ácandidate qualifying period....
  • Sink is endorsed by two dozen sheriffs

     
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has added 24 Florida sheriffs — and three former sheriffs — to her list of endorsements. That makes a law-enforcement trifecta for her, having earlier won the nod of the Police Benevolent...
  • Scott names GOTV chairs in 67 counties

     
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott, a first-time candidate who once joked that he hoped to learn the names of all 67 Florida counties before Election Day, has learned enough to appoint “grass-root” chairpersons in every county. His...
  • Tax-incentive deals can go bad on Scott’s watch, too

     
    TALLAHASSEE – When Redpine Healthcare Technologies decided last summer it was moving its headquarters from Spokane, Wash., to Panama City, Florida economic development officials boasted the project would be generating 410 high-paying jobs. Five...
  • Fear that computer-based testing=cheating not proving true, DOE says

     
    More Florida students than ever this year are taking state tests — both FCAT and new end-of-course exams — on computers. But because no regular high school has enough computers to test everyone at once, testing at each school has been spread...
  • Leon Co. Elex Official: We’re not re-starting voter removal process

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Leon County election supervisor Ion Sancho went on MSNBC this evening telling program host Al Sharpton that despite the Scott administration's decision to continue on with its removal of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls,...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Prisons, voters and immigration

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday Morning Reads. Here are the top give stories in politics and government we're reading this morning. * Rep. Scott Randolph has opted out of the state House race and focus on his bid for...
  • All the latest from Florida State’s board of trustees meeting

     
    Going to keep this brief. Already running about two hours late in getting back to Tallahassee (trying to race back for the Super Regional tonight. Since I'll miss first pitch, be sure to follow my boy Emory Parker on Twitter at @Erp09c for updates. He's...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Debby, Judges and Obesity

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Apologies for the late post this morning, but here are the top stories we're reading today. * Tropical Storm Debby continues to drop buckets of rain on the state, the Sun-Sentinel writes....