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Florida_Public_Employees_Hernando_CountyHernando Today:  Hernando considers raising bed tax 2 cents

If Hernando County is going to compete with surrounding counties for tourism dollars it will have to raise the bed tax from the existing three cents on the dollar to five cents and refocus marketing efforts.


The_LedgerThe Ledger:  Protect Whistleblowers in Florida

The nation and the state of Florida have laws protecting whistleblowers for good reason, as a lawsuit won by a Florida state government whistleblower in April demonstrates.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Vouchers take $3 billion out of public schools, Nan Rich says

“The education reform that started under Jeb Bush, it continued under Charlie Crist and now has gone to a new level with Rick Scott. That includes a bill that just passed the last day of this session — a bad day for public education, folks — $3 billion over the next five years will be taken out of our public schools


Florida_Public_Employees_Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel:  Florida gets grayer as baby boomers retire

Florida, long the nation’s premier retirement haven, has the highest share of senior citizens in the country and is gradually growing older as the giant baby-boom generation retires.


Florida_Public_Employees_FSU_PresidentTallahassee Democrat:   Thrasher, others won’t get ‘special process’ in FSU search

The search for Florida State University’s next president won’t be sidetracked again for a powerful state politician — or any other individual — who wants the job, the new consultant said Tuesday.


Florida_Public_Employees_Bill_ClintonMiami Herald: Bill Clinton fires up Florida Democrats, who face big election-year challenge

For the first time in two decades, Florida Democrats are likely to field a gubernatorial candidate well known across the state. Charlie Crist is breaking Democratic fundraising records and taking on an incumbent who is among the most unpopular and vulnerable governors in the country.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s ex-law partner gets prison term

When Fort Lauderdale attorney Russell Adler joined Scott Rothstein’s fledgling law firm a decade ago, he insisted on being listed as a named partner because of his solid reputation.





Robert McDonaldPOLITICO: Barack Obama taps ex-Procter and Gamble exec Robert McDonald to lead VA

The president will formally announce his pick on Monday, exactly a month after Eric Shinseki, the VA secretary since the start of the Obama administration, resigned on May 30 after allegations of delayed care came to light.


CNNCNN: Obama to request billions to deal with border crisis

President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Monday for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children and adults crossing the border from Mexico.


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