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With TV Grant, Gov. Scott Aims For Hispanic Hipsters

Source: Talk Radio News Service

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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Call it Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s version of “Tango & Cash.” The Republican made a splash in Miami last year when he pledged $5 million in state money to help launch the new youth-oriented Fusion network. A product of ABC-Univision, Fusion targets millennial Hispanics with what it calls a mix […]The post With TV Grant, Gov. Scott Aim ...
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Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, testing, dress codes and more

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Tax credit scholarships. Gov. Rick Scott avoids wading into the debate between the House and Senate over testing of scholarship students. StateImpact. Testing. The teachers union joins parents and the NAACP calling for a delay in consequences for Florida’s next high-stakes test. Florida Times-Union. Magnet schools. Pinellas County taps new principals to lead its magnet programs. Tampa Bay Times. Dress codes. Palm Beach is the second South Florida County weighing a ...
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Hillsborough schools to get $8.5M from state for high performance

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Hillsborough County schools will receive $8.47 million in school recognition bonuses. The awards will be shared by 98 public schools in the district. The funds are awarded based on the schools’ sustained high academic performance or significant improvement in student performance in reading, math, science or writing last year, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said in a statement. The program is funded by the Florida Lottery. To be eligible, schools must either receive an “ ...
Full article at: Tampa Bay Business Journal 4 hours ago
 

GOP 'Sadism': Blunt Talk with Alan Grayson About a Young Mother's Death

Source: The Huffington Post

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Why did Florida's Republicans let a hard-working young mother of three die rather than accept Federal funding which would've provided her with health insurance? "Sadism." According to Rep. Alan Grayson, that - along with extreme ideology and a certain amount of political expediency - explains why Gov. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with a number of his fellow Republican governors, refused to accept ACA funding to expand Medicaid coverage. "How (else ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post 15 hours ago
 

Alex Sink Decides Against Congressional Run This Fall

Source: CBS Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A run for Congress is not in the cards for former state CFO Alex Sink. On Tuesday, the Democrat said in a statement that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly. Sink lost by less than two percentage points in a swing-voting district in the St. Petersburg area, and Democrats had lobbied her to stage a rematch in November. The race largely turned on President Barack Obama’s healt ...
Full article at: CBS Miami 1 day ago, 1:33pm CDT
 

Awkward Moment Between Lt. Governor, Charlie Crist

Source: CBS Miami

FL Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist Speaks In West Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) — An awkward political moment between state Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and former governor Charlie Crist was caught on camera. During a speech at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday the Republican-turned-Democrat heaped criticism on Gov. Rick Scott on virtually every area of his leadership. “Florida doesn’t have an economic plan unless you count flying around in your private plane and holding press conferences and giving away taxpayer money to your bud ...
Full article at: CBS Miami 1 day ago, 1:30pm CDT
 

Three GOP Governors Complain About Medicare Advantage Increases

Source: CBS Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Governor Rick Scott, along with two other southern governors, have sent a letter to President Barack Obama to complain about announced increases in Medicare Advantage payments. Scott, along with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, signed the April 15 letter that says changes to Medicare Advantage payments will harm “America’s seniors.” The changes are blamed on the nati ...
Full article at: CBS Miami 2 days ago, 10:14am CDT
 

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Scott drug tests at issue in U.S. Supreme Court

Source: Business Journal of Jacksonville

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy. The court is expected Friday to discuss privately whether to hear an appeal filed by Scott after a lower court found that the drug-testing plan was too broad, according to an online Supreme Court docket. Behind the scenes, justices sift through thous ...
Full article at: Business Journal of Jacksonville 2 days ago, 7:37am CDT
 

Gov. Scott's drug-testing policy could get a U.S. Supreme Court review

Source: Orlando Business Journal

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether or not to weigh in on Gov. Rick Scott’s drug-testing policy for state workers. Scott issued an executive order seeking across the-the-board drug testing for state employees more than three years ago — a plan that many called too broad, contending that it violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizure. Last year, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that drug tests couldn ...
Full article at: Orlando Business Journal 2 days ago, 6:25am CDT
 

More Diplomas Mean More Funding for Colleges, Universities

Source: Education News

  With state funding for colleges and universities tied to the number of degrees each gives, schools across the country are coming up with new ways to generate more diplomas to hand out each year. Indiana’s Kent State University is addressing the issue by offering two-year associate degrees, according to an article by Collin Binkley of the Columbus Dispatch. After 60 hours, a student would qualify for this type of degree,  a “fall-back” for t ...
Full article at: Education News 5 days ago, 1:00pm CDT
 



 

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