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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Partin Elementary in Seminole wins national Blue Ribbon award

     
    Partin Elementary School in Seminole County is one of seven schools in Florida — and 219 nationally — to win the federal Blue Ribbon award. The U.S. DOE calls the award a “trademark of excellence.” Partin — A-rated for the...
  • Judge says state can’t privatize all prison health-care

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the...
  • Counties file Medicaid lawsuit

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Association of Counties Thursday filed its lawsuit against the state over the new Medicaid billing law that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a few weeks ago. Shortly after Scott signed it, the association announced it...
  • 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 candidate qualifying period....
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Defense lawyers, Jennifer Carroll and FAMU

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * FAMU President James Ammons will step down immediately, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Ammons originally said he would leave in October, but some...
  • Lawsuit filed over Florida Supremes’ qualifying paperwork shuffle

     
    The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A conservative legal group filed a lawsuit Monday contending that three Florida Supreme Court justices should be removed from the November ballot because they did not qualify properly. The Southeastern Legal...
  • RPOF says Democratic Cocoa mayor illegally qualified for House race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Republican Party of Florida is demanding that Democratic Cocoa Mayor Mike Blake drop out of a Brevard-based House race after he failed to submit paperwork last week resigning from his mayoral job. Blake qualified for the House...
  • Pension-contribution fight taking shape before Supremes

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Republican legislative leaders and the Florida League of Cities already weighing in, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet officers have asked the state Supreme Court to approve a plan...
  • Osceola searching for a new superintendent (again), as interest in those high-pressure jobs has dwindled

     
    In case you missed it, Osceola's superintendent has announced he's retiring early, fed up with criticism from some Osceola County School Board members. That means Osceola is again searching for a new superintendent and in a time when interest in these...
  • 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....