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Forcus on public education: DeSantis releases school policy plans; Gillum stands by his $1...

In his first major policy plan on public education in Florida, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis released details Tuesday that would tackle everything from potential wasteful spending, political biases in textbooks and a “complete review” of academic standards to ensure that the federal government...

Florida’s economy is booming, but not for everybody. How will that affect the governor’s...

On the campaign trail, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, and their GOP allies paint a rosy picture of the state’s job growth and economy.To hear them tell it, we Floridians are all doing a lot better than we were eight...
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Florida Dems get schooled on how to be winning candidates

Whether there’ll be a so-called “blue wave” of Democrats taking office – or not -- after the November elections, it won’t be for lack of trying.Several new groups have formed to help boost Democratic candidates' chances, following the seismic reaction to Republican President Donald...
Amendment 6

What is going on in Amendment 6’s “Marsy’s Law”?

Who wouldn’t vote to give rights to crime victims?Voters must decide just that in November when they see “Marsy’s Law” (part of Amendment 6) on the ballot. Victims’ rights advocates say the law is overdue and necessary. Civil rights organizations say Marsy’s Law is...
Spending

State finance problems loom as next governor comes into office

Florida’s next governor and Legislature will face looming state finance challenges as well as concerns about threats to the tourism industry that yields billions of tax dollars for the state, a new financial picture shows.One of those threats to tourism has already occurred, the...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis releases environmental platform

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis released his environmental platform Wednesday, and long-time environmental leaders took a look and found it wanting.DeSantis comes out strongly on two issues near and dear to Florida environmentalists: He says he's against fracking and offshore oil drilling along Florida’s...
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National media come to Tallahassee to see Florida’s weird process for restoring felons’ voting...

Florida’s controversial process for restoring rights to felons who have served their time drew national media to Tallahassee Tuesday, where Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet met as the Executive Board of Clemency.It was the last clemency hearing before the November election, and...
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Ron DeSantis takes on Obama

In 2011, Ron DeSantis, the man who is now Florida’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, published a little-noticed book that was a sort of conservative call to arms in the heyday of the Republican Tea Party movement.DeSantis structured the book as a counterpoint to Barack Obama’s...
Supreme Court

FL Supreme Court knocks education Amendment 8 off November ballot; keeps other measures on

In a high-stakes decision on the future of public education, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday knocked so-called Amendment 8 off the November ballot, cementing the role of local school boards to create and oversee their public schools.The 4-3 decision came after oral arguments...
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What do we know about Chris King? The Phoenix asked, he answered

With Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum choosing affordable housing executive Chris King for his running mate this week, the pair has been described as the most progressive Democratic ticket in modern history in Florida.But what do voters know about King's views? He was a...

No FL governor in modern times has been more secretive than Rick Scott

“No Scheduled Events.”Day after day, that’s the schedule sent out by Gov. Rick Scott as he travels the state campaigning for the U.S. Senate.It’s not that he ever told us where he was, but the dearth of information is far more pronounced these days.No...
Schools

FL Supreme Court wrestles with education-related Florida Constitutional Amendment: Should the measure be put...

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether voters could understand the language and purpose of a Constitutional amendment that could make monumental changes to the way public schools are created and controlled.It’s a high-stakes decision for public education: Should so-called Amendment 8...

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