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Days after Crist ends school bus tour, Scott pledges record classroom spending

Just days after Democrat Charlie Crist ended a three-day school bus tour of Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott looked to trump his rival’s education promises Thursday by committing next year to the biggest classroom spending package in state history. 211 more words

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Regulating the beach?

I live on an island, we’re surrounded by beaches and the ocean.  Yet, there are parties that want to restrict the use of the ocean and certain beaches to those who paddle board.  502 more words

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Rep. Patty Kim hopes to change 1949 state bus law

Does your child walk too far to school? Currently, state law requires school districts to provide busing to any child (K-6) who lives further than a mile and a half from school. 484 more words

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Fate of congressional district plan back in hands of judge

Florida’s battle over redistricting went back before a judge Wednesday who is expected to rule soon on whether the Legislature met state and federal law in redrawing seven congressional boundaries. 345 more words

Legislature

Redistricting fight goes back before judge to settle

Lawyers for voters’ groups will square-off today against those representing the Republican-led Legislature and elections officials over a proposed new congressional district map and election timetable now in the hands of a Leon County judge. 219 more words

Legislature

State Legislature Pushing Multiple Bills To Make Covered California More Accessible And Affordable

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The state legislature is wrapping up its summer business next week and a consumer group is pushing hard for passage of four bills dealing with Covered California. 244 more words

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Voters' coalition wants judge to reject Legislature's latest redistricting plan

The voters’ coalition which successfully challenged the Republican-led Legislature’s 2012 plan for congressional district boundaries asked a judge Monday to reject the latest attempt by lawmakers to construct a map. 383 more words

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