Daily News Recap: April 15, 2014

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2014_Tax_Day_DiscountsCNN: 2014 Tax Day restaurant deals, freebies and specials

Feeling a bit cash-strapped this Tax Day? These food and drink freebies and discounts from restaurants, stores and snack vendors just might take a bite out of your financial fretting – even if you have to sing for your supper.



USA Today:  Boston Marathon tribute will unite survivors, first responders

When hundreds of survivors and first responders gather Tuesday in Boston, there will be tears. But there also will be much to celebrate. A city’s resilience. The courage of so many. The strength of those who lost limbs and loved ones.


Naked_politics_florida_Public_employeesMiami Herald: “Give me Scott,” Crist says after awkward handshake with Lopez-Cantera

Crist stepped all over Lopez-Cantera’s message, however, as made plain in a 30-second Palm Beach Post video of an awkward exchange between the two. The Democrat interrupted the lieutenant governor’s press gaggle, shook his hand and then basically declared Lopez-Cantera not good enough to debate.


Don_GaetzFlorida Senate: Press Release – SENATOR DON GAETZ REPORTS: APRIL 14, 2014

I hope you had a pleasant weekend in beautiful Northwest Florida. This week is the seventh of the nine week legislative session. Technically, this is our “off week,” which means we do not hold meetings in Tallahassee and instead Senators return to their districts to catch up everything we have missed over the last six weeks. Vicky and I will spend ……….


Herald_TribuneHerald-Tribune:  Researchers, Sen. Nelson, to meet on reform school

TAMPA , Fla. (AP) — Researchers from the University of South Florida will meet with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to discuss the excavation of the graveyard at a former reform school on the Panhandle.


Herald_TribuneHerald-Tribune: Texas visit brings Rubio onto turf of Cruz, Perry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.


Municipal_pensionsBoca: Pension news, Testa’s going down & more trash talk

During the real estate boom, cities helped to create the problem by fattening pensions with ever-increasing property tax revenues. Fire and police union support can be crucial to campaigns. But the Legislature started the problem in 1999.



News-Press: Southwest Florida homes: What you can buy for $150,000

Note to readers: News-Press real estate reporter Dick Hogan is analyzing the Southwest Florida housing market for the next four Mondays. Next week: See what you can buy in Lee and Collier counties for $500,000.


FCATWashington Post: Guess where Florida is field testing its new standardized tests? (Not Florida)

Alberto M. Carvalho is the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, and was named the national 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association. He’s held that job for more than five years,…….


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Florida lawmakers consider healthcare law change aimed at Jackson

TALLAHASSEE – A high-profile healthcare bill moving through the Florida House could strip the Miami-Dade County Commission of its authority to make the final decision on labor union contracts at the county’s public hospital system.


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