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Tampa Bay Times: Florida Supreme Court: Early red-light cameras were illegal
The Ledger: Voting Rights Groups Sum Up Pitch In Florida Redistricting Lawsuit
A Leon County judge should throw out the state’s current congressional districts as illegal because they were drawn as part of a secret process that favored Republicans, according to new filings from a coalition of voting rights organizations opposed to the map.
Daytona News-Journal: Should vets care about the politics of Scott’s VA suit?
On June 5, Gov. Rick Scott directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to sue the Veterans Administration for blocking state access to VA facilities located in Florida. A federal court in Tampa will decide the case.
Bradenton Times: Interview: Manatee School Board Chair Julie Aranibar
As far as first terms go, few politicians can claim to have had the sort of roller coaster as someone elected to the Manatee County School Board in 2010. The district has gone through epic trials and tribulations but is beginning to look like it’s on the right course for success.
WUSF: Drug-Test Labs Battle in Court
The urine drug-testing giant Ameritox Ltd. will ask a federal jury in Tampa today to find a competitor guilty of unfair competition and of breaking the laws against health-care fraud
Pine Island-Eagle: Cape eyes drop in tax rate
City council was briefed on the pending Fiscal Year 2015 budget numbers Wednesday and most favor a .75 mill decrease – a drop of 75 cents for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Free treatment for minor illnesses or injuries as well as preventative care could soon benefit Cocoa city workers, and ultimately, taxpayers.
Naples News: Mural created by local schoolchildren, artist now hanging at River Park Aquatic Center
Naples artist Phil Fisher’s impressionist painting of a Florida beach scene, superimposed with artwork by 24 city children, now greets visitors walking into the River Park Aquatic Center.
My Northwest: Seattle cop who posted sex pics of ex-lover wants his job back
In the first interview since his arrest last year, a Seattle police officer who was fired after posting sexually-explicit photos of an ex-lover online said he would like understanding, forgiveness, and his badge back.
The State: Columbia mayor, other politicians, officials could be called as witnesses in public corruption trial
COLUMBIA, SC — Political leaders and some senior Columbia government officials – including Mayor Steve Benjamin – are likely to be called as witnesses in a federal public corruption trial that begins next week
CBS News: Teacher protections weakened even before Calif. ruling
Even before a judge’s scathing ruling against California’s teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states – and even removed altogether in some places.
WV Gazette: Proposed rule would increase minimum wage for federal contract workers
United States Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez announced a proposed rule on Thursday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour.
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