Monthly Archives: March 2016

In The News Today - March 30, 2016

In The News Today – March 30, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ABC:  Lightning Strike Injures 3 South Florida Firefighters Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Assistant Chief Michael LaSalle told The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/9Taa2e) the firefighters were responding to a backyard fire sparked by lightning Tuesday afternoon when another strike occurred. READ MORE …






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In The News Today - March 29, 2016

In The News Today – March 29, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Bradenton Patch: Florida Zika Virus Cases Climb To 75 TALLAHASSEE, FL — The total number of confirmed cases of Zika virus cases in the Sunshine State has reached 75. That number reflects the latest data released by the Florida Department of Health on …






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In The News Today - March 28, 2016

In The News Today – March 28, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Miami Herald: Opa-locka’s ‘shadow’ force moves millions in city contracts When the builder of a community center desperately needed to get paid nearly $1 million from Opa-locka, he received a call from the city’s most influential power broker READ MORE Orlando Sentinel: Orange schools …






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In The News Today - March 26, 2016

In The News Today – March 26, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Eye On Miami: Horror Story in Florida State House District 118: Lynda Bell Rumor. By Geniusofdespair It is rumored that the toxic former County Commissioner Lynda Bell will join the toxic David Rivera in this race… As for the Democrats, they appear to have …






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In The News Today - March 25, 2016

In The News Today – March 25, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Palm Beach Post: Scott signs body camera bill inspired by Corey Jones, 32 other bills into law Gov. Rick Scott today signed 33 bills, including one inspired by the shooting death of Corey Jones that requires law enforcement agencies to set policies and procedures for …






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In The News Today - March 22, 2016

In The News Today – March 22, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WFLA: Florida teacher bonus program gets more money despite opposition TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Capitol News Service) – A teacher bonus program known as Best and Brightest and almost universally condemned by the state’s education establishment is being continued again next year with even more money. …






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In The News Today - March 7, 2016

In The News Today – March 7, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Tampa Bay Times:  Relations between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Legislature hit low point — and could get worse Gov. Rick Scott’s relations with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature are at an all-time low, and as the 2016 session enters its …






In The News Today - March 3, 2016

In The News Today – March 3, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NJ.com: School agency spent lavishly on meals, travel and you picked up the bill From mid-2012 to early 2015, however, more than $150,000 — all taxpayer money — went far afield: Gift shops and coffee shops. Country clubs and a liquor store. Restaurants …






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In The News Today - March 1, 2016

In The News Today – March 1, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SPB: Justice budget writers wrap up conference talks, agree on “99%” of priorities The conference committee charged with writing the state’s budget for courts and law enforcement met the final time Monday for budget year 2016-17 on Monday. House and Senate leaders said …






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