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Leon County (Florida)

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Top Leon County (Florida) Articles

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  • Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals

    KISSIMMEE – On the home page of Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez's redesigned website, a tab titled "High Profile Cases" led to a gallery of accused criminals — and former Clerk Malcom Thompson. Thompson's the only one...
  • Teachers union plans new "legal challenge" to teacher evaluations

    The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
  • Judge to redistricting foes: Get the lead out

    TALLAHASSEE -- With a trial looming over Florida's redistricting process, a Leon County circuit judge on Thursday ordered lawyers for some Republican political operatives and a coalition of voting-rights groups to speed up their review of thousands of...
  • Court turns down teachers union request to reconsider merit-pay law ruling

    In case our School Zone readers missed it, a Leon County judge earlier this week turned down a request to reconsider his decision to toss a lawsuit about Florida's teacher merit-pay law. You can read more from our colleague at Political Pulse. The judge...
  • GOP political shop Data Targeting dumps records, asks judge to keep them secret

    TALLAHASSEE -- In the wide-ranging legal fight over Florida's 2012 redistricting maps, a Republican opposition research firm has asked a judge to keep its records blocked from public review. Gainesville-based Data Targeting Inc., along with operatives...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Health care costs, teacher pay and STDs

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.     * The Orlando Sentinel reports that roughly half of uninsured Floridians should be able to buy health insurance for about $100 per month, according to...
  • Clendenin running away with FDP chairmanship?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Leon County Democratic activist Jon Ausman last night sent out to reporters a spreadsheet tracking the announced endorsements for Alan Clendenin and Allison Tant in their race for the Florida Democratic Party chairmanship. It...
  • Opposition to Amendment 3 is varied, and out-of-state

     
    TALLAHASSEE — You might expect critics of Colorado's controversial government revenue cap, known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, to make appearances in Florida where a similar constitutional measure is on the Nov. 6 ballot. But much of the financial...
  • 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...
  • FEA argues merit pay law in court

     
    The state teachers union argued yesterday that Florida's 2011 teacher merit pay law was unconstitutional and urged a judge to overturn it, colleague Kathleen Haughney reports. The Florida Education Association and the state argued the constitutionality of...