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Baldwin: Wasserman Schultz was right to step down

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Florida, National, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It will keep the focus where it belongs, on Hillary,” Baldwin said.

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Dueling solar amendments determine who will pay

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

NEW RELIGION: City leaders in Palo Alto want to win the title of greenest city in America

Sunshine may be free and abundant in the Sunshine State but there’s no free lunch when it comes to paying for solar energy.

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Research group says jobs keep inmates from returning to prison

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Report: Putting released inmates to work would increase public safety and help combat Florida’s over-incarceration problem.

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Black ministers confront NAACP over school choice

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A group of African-American pastors in Florida is in a standoff over school choice against the NAACP. In May, dozens of black ministers — many of them members — urged the NAACP and Florida teachers unions to end a lawsuit seeking to kill a state tax credit for private school vouchers. The NAACP, so often on the […]

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Florida plaintiffs want Supreme Court to hear school choice lawsuit

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Plaintiffs in a Florida school choice lawsuit would like the case to be go directly to the Supreme Court, arguing that there’s an urgent need to help the students affected. Jodi Siegel, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, wrote that since the suit was first filed in 2009, “a generation of children have failed to achieve.” Lawyers for the state are requesting […]

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New law makes Florida a wide-open school choice state

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Beginning next year, students in Florida will be able to attend any school in the state with space available. A new school choice law that took effect July 1 also calls for charter schools to get more state dollars based on the number of special needs and low-income students that attend. Read more here.

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