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May 16, 2014

Florida

 

School_FundingWTSP: Critics: Many FL school districts underfunded

TAMPA BAY, Florida — For more than 40 years, a complicated formula has decided how much money each Florida school district gets from the state. But a growing number of critics want the formula re-evaluated, claiming it creates “has” and “has-nots” that puts kids on an uneven playing field.

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FLorida's_Insurance_FundWTSP: Florida’s insurance fund strong for storm season

The state-created fund that backs up private insurers in Florida appears to be in very good financial shape again this year.

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Gainesville.comGainesville.com:  Fla. Gov. will release details about his finances

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to release his tax returns and hand over whatever financial details the courts require.

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Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current:  Crist blasts Scott as a “fringe” politician

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, barred from speaking at a business convention in Orlando, said Thursday Gov. Rick Scott is “embracing the ideological fringes” of the political spectrum and using his wealth to “bully” anyone who stands in the way of his re-election.

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Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel:  Nan Rich to open campaign headquarters

WESTON—Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich plans to open her campaign headquarters Friday in her hometown of Weston.

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Local and County

 

Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times:  Pinellas to expand early voting for Nov. 4 election

CLEARWATER — Pinellas residents will have more opportunities to vote early in the Nov. 4 general election and will be able to drop off absentee ballots at remote sites despite recent objections to the practice.

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National

 

Naked_politics_florida_Public_employeesMiami Herald: Jeb Bush: U.S. teens behind Poland, Ireland and “even” Vietnam in math and science

One part of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s resume sets him apart from many of the other potential Republican presidential contenders: a longstanding focus on education policy.

Condoleezza_Rice_Jeb_BushPOLITICO: Condoleezza Rice on Jeb Bush 2016: ‘I hope he does’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice served in the Cabinet of former President George W. Bush and hopes his brother Jeb will run in 2016.

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