FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
TBO: On-duty officers line up behind Scott at campaign event
At least a half-dozen on-duty law officers in uniform took part in a re-election event Monday for Gov. Rick Scott despite Florida laws saying public employees must avoid political activity during working hours.
WUWF: Pensacola Beach Gears Up for Blue Angels
Final preparations are being made on Santa Rosa Island, for next weekend’s Blue Angels air show, the first since 2012.
Orlando Business Journal: Central Florida sports biz on pace for $110M in economic impact
Tourism is always good business in Central Florida, and another industry playing its part to boost the economy and fill hotel rooms is sports.
Herald-Tribune: Teachers to get trained in new standards
Later this month, nearly 500 Sarasota County teachers and administrators will be trained on new state education standards.
Sun Sentinel: Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida’s aquifers.
Tampa Bay Times: Crist releases his first TV ad, vows to raise minimum wage
In the ad, Crist pledges to raise the minimum wage (though says nothing of opposition he’d encounter) “demand equal pay for women” and increase school funding. “I’ll fight for you … from sunrise to sunset. I always have and I always will,” says Crist.
TBO: Pinellas superintendent is making the grade
When Michael Grego showed up for his first superintendent interview nearly a year and a half ago, Pinellas County’s longest serving school board member knew he was the answer to mending their divided school district before he opened his mouth.
Florida Today: Sheriff to take over Brevard animal agency
Sheriff Wayne Ivey says he’s confident that his office’s October takeover of Brevard County’s Animal Services and Enforcement Department will lead to improvement within the agency.
NancyBaile.com: Why We MUST Support Teachers Running For Elected Office: By Opt Out Orlando
Today my post comes from the hard-working, good folks at Opt Out Orlando who did a wonderful job researching candidates from across the country who are teachers running for elected offices. It was suggested to me that this post related well to my previous rally for school boards. I agree. Click on the candidate’s name to learn about their platform.
CBS News: Officials: School worker dead, hazmat team at site
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office says an employee at a Massachusetts elementary school has died and a hazardous materials response team is at the scene investigating.
ABC News: LIFE OF CONSTANT CRISES TAKES EMOTIONAL TOLL ON 911 OPERATORS
For Brooklyn Mundo, the profound stress of being a 911 dispatcher is encapsulated in the day that she took a call from a Florida hair salon where four people had just been gunned down.
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