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Governor Rick Scott Should Accept Free Science Lessons

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Last week, a group of well-respected Florida scientists sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott and requested a meeting to discuss the environmental and economic threats posed by climate change to Florida. The letter read, "We note you have been asked several times about how, as Governor, you will handle the issue of climate change. You responded that you were 'not a scientist.' We are scientists and we would like the opportu ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 1 day ago, 11:24am CDT
 


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Audi automated car test a boost for Tampa Bay’s tech-sector profile

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

“This is big time stuff, when Audi comes to you,” said Joe Waggoner, executive director of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority after Gov. Rick Scott had embarked on a test drive in a black sedan equipped with a Pilot Driving System. A prestigious international brand like the German carmaker — which is leading the way in automated car technology — could represent the first falling domino in establishing Tampa Bay as a leader in futuristic vehicle technology that promotes safety and… ...
Full article at: Tampa Bay Business Journal 1 day ago, 10:04am CDT
 

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State GOP Leaders Get Feted at King Ranch

Source: The Lakeland Ledger

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power e ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 2 days ago, 8:52pm CDT
 

FL Senate leader: If teachers union wins, vulnerable kids lose

Source: RedefinED

Sen. Gardiner “Vulnerable children” on one side. “Union bosses” on the other. Florida’s incoming Senate president, Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, drew that sharp distinction in an op-ed Friday that blasted the Florida teachers union for filing suit last week against SB 850, the bill that created the Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts for students with significant disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome and cereb ...
Full article at: RedefinED 4 days ago, 10:24am CDT
 

Strong demand for Florida’s new educational choice option

Source: RedefinED

Parents are definitely interested in Florida’s latest educational choice program. The Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts are for students with significant special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. And since applications became available a week ago, more than 1,200 parents have started the process. (As of 6:46 a.m. Friday, the number stood at 1,250.) Not every applicant will qualify. But the initial burst suggests real demand. ...
Full article at: RedefinED 4 days ago, 5:40am CDT
 

Florida roundup: Special needs, preschool, campaigns and more

Source: RedefinED

Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts. Hundreds of parents have started applications for Florida’s newest school choice option for special needs students. Gainesville Sun. Gradebook. Lawsuits. The Washington Examiner takes on the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit over school choice legislation. Early learning. PolitiFact checks Gov. Rick Scott’s claims about preschool funding. Campaigns. Sco ...
Full article at: RedefinED 4 days ago, 4:38am CDT
 

GE Energy Management powers growth in Clearwater

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

GE’s Energy Management business will invest $50 million in a 190,000-square-foot manufacturing Center of Excellence in Clearwater. The project will create 250 jobs, an announcement from Gov. Rick Scott said. The Center of Excellence will include an existing transformer facility, as well as new manufacturing operations for capacitors, the announcement said. The company currently manufactures instrument transformers for use by utilities and industrial cust ...
Full article at: Tampa Bay Business Journal 5 days ago, 1:46pm CDT
 

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A New Election Climate

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Climate change was a no show issue in the 2012 national election cycle. That won't (nor should) be the case when Americans go to the voting booths this November. Two years ago, the topic was conspicuously absent in the presidential and congressional campaigns. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney evidently thought it was to their political advantage to bring up the issue. The media cooperated by not broaching the subject eithe ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 5 days ago, 12:58pm CDT
 

Gov. Christie Visits Colorado For Fundraiser

Source: CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state’s GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor’s Association, which Christie chairs. Afterward, he’ll be visiting a downtown Denver restaurant with Beauprez. Republican voters last month picked Beauprez to challenge Democratic ...
Full article at: CBS Denver 6 days ago, 9:49am CDT
 

Crist's Lead Over Scott Slipping, Poll Shows

Source: The Lakeland Ledger

TALLAHASSEE | With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Flori ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 6 days ago, 7:12am CDT
 



 

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