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State audit: Ineligible kids get private-school scholarships anyway

Some Florida students who weren’t eligible for private-school scholarships got the money anyway, due to “human errors” and outdated information used to calculate awards,...

Attitudes on race could be a key factor in midterm elections, poll shows

The nation’s most competitive midterm races may hinge on President Donald Trump’s attitudes about race, according to a recent poll co-sponsored by the NAACP...

Momentum growing for free college tuition in Florida — but will it happen?

Last year, Florida state Rep. Shevrin Jones pushed for a free college tuition program statewide – an ambitious plan to cover tuition for low-income...
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Florida locals taxing themselves to cover shortfalls from state cuts in education and transportation...

For years, Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee have boasted about Florida's charms as a low-tax state, and according to a recent report, Sunshine State residents do...

Nelson-Scott race gets national attention

Two heavyweight national publications – the New York Times and Talking Points Memo – are drilling down on the Rick Scott-Bill Nelson race for...
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Trump and his supporters are rallying in Tampa tonight

Dozens of hardcore supporters for President Trump camped overnight last night outside Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, the site of...
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New “Love Vote” website promotes poignant stories of Floridians who can’t vote

In Florida's last midterm general election in 2014, nearly half of the state's registered voters (49 percent) chose - for whatever reason - not to come...
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Traffic gridlock: Critics say pricey, exclusive toll lanes (“Lexus Lanes”) hurt the poor. Will...

Vexing traffic congestion seems to be an issue in all of Florida's major urban regions, yet it has not received much attention from the...

Making history: Reporters vote for a union at Jacksonville’s 154-year-old daily paper

Sick of stagnant pay, shrinking benefits,  and newsroom layoffs, reporters and other workers at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville voted to join a national...

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