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Hernando 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 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: 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
Sun 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.
Tallahassee 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.
Miami Herald: Bill Clinton fires up Florida Democrats, who face big election-year challenge
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.
POLITICO: 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.
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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