In The News Today – February 27, 2016

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FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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Highlands Today: Support union files complaint against school board

SEBRING — The union representing Highlands County school support employees filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint with a state commission against the School Board of Highlands County.

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Miami Herald: Miami-Dade schools: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho “uninvited” from press conference

It’s no secret that the leaders of Miami-Dade’s two largest governments don’t get along lately.

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The Washington Times:  Florida Legislature says no to Gov. Scott in budget deal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature reached a budget deal on Friday that should allow the 2016 session to end on time.

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Sun Sentinel: Mayo: Cracking the code on dull session in Florida Legislature

If computer coding might soon be considered a foreign language for Florida high school students, I wanted to give this brave new world a shot.

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Palm Beach Post: Bill eases way for homeowners to keep, get back Citizens insurance

TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators may try once again give additional protections to customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance.

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NOLA: Kansas shooting rampage deviated from pattern of recent tragedies

HESSTON, Kan. – Law enforcement officials struggled Friday to understand how this small town had become the latest American community to be shaken by a mass shooting as they pieced together why an attacker had gunned down three people and injured 14 others before being killed by police.

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Tallahassee Democrat: Byrd could lose school pension

Since his arrest, Paul Byrd has lingered in both legal and financial limbo.

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Sun Sentinel: More red flags at Broward Health

With so many moving parts, it remains difficult to diagnose exactly what’s happening at the North Broward Hospital District, which oversees the public hospital system known as Broward Health.

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Herald Tribune: Florida grows, but workforce declines

The annual report from the state Department of Management Services shows the positions in the main personnel system for state workers has declined by nearly 11,000 jobs or 10 percent to 98,092 jobs in the last five years under Scott.

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ABC:  Florida’s 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period to Take Effect

Abortion opponents hailed an appeals court decision Friday that allows the state to begin enforcing a law requiring women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, while a group suing to overturn the law vowed to keep fighting.

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ABC: Battle Rages Over Florida Law Limiting Doctors’ Gun Speech

As a pediatrician, Dr. Judith Schaechter can ask parents of her patients all sorts of questions regarding their safety and well-being: what the child eats, whether there’s a backyard pool and whether the child gets enough sleep.

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FDA: Federal judge approves consent decree with Florida dietary supplement distributor, Viruxo

Senior U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. for the Middle District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and James R. Hill of Florida, doing business as Viruxo LLC, a distributor of dietary supplements.

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