In The News Today – November 26, 2015

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POLITICO Florida: Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge

Gov. Rick Scott’s top environmental agency helped block a scathing federal report outlining environmental concerns from being submitted as part of a challenge to a controversial natural gas pipeline that would run across some of Florida’s most “environmentally sensitive areas.”


Herald TribuneL  Florida school spending ranks low nationally

Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed 2016-17 budget calls for “historic K-12 funding” and per-pupil spending at “record levels,” but even if the Florida Legislature approves his plan in the coming months, the increase would not be enough to shake Florida’s ranking among the lowest states in the nation on education spending.


My Palm Beach Post: Florida film incentive program fight oughta be a movie: Death Struggle

Supporters of Florida’s film industry know they have a thriller on their hands – a real life or death struggle.


Orlando Sentinel: No known terror threats, but Central Florida law enforcement increase holiday patrols

“The Paris attacks have given us all a heightened sense of awareness,” said Sheriff Jerry Demings, referring to the Nov. 13 attacks that left 129 people dead. “Since the attacks, my deputies have been patrolling with homeland security on the top of their minds.”


Florida Today: Melbourne balks at police body cameras, citing costs

Police body cameras can serve as unbiased witnesses at crime scenes, protecting police officers from unfounded accusations and citizens from excessive use of force….


Tallahassee Democrat:  Supreme Court wades into FPL drilling fight

Almost a year after regulators gave approval to the controversial plan, Florida Supreme Court justices are ready to take up a battle about Florida Power & Light’s investment in a natural-gas drilling operation in Oklahoma….


WCJB: McAdams’ relationship with Mayor Braddy

Trips with mayor Ed Braddy came a couple of months before the Gainesville city commission approved new contracts with the city’s police unions. McAdams was the president of the Gainesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge for 14 years.


Sun Sentinel: The answer to terror attack? A simple medical device

Within weeks, North Lauderdale will be the latest South Florida city to install the kits, essentially tourniquets and bandages, in public areas. The idea is to enable bystanders to apply critical treatment in case of a bombing or mass shooting.


Pensacola News Herald: Our View: A better approach to fighting the flu

Thousands of Bay County residents will leave the area this week to celebrate Thanksgiving in other parts of the state and country. And many more from other areas will visit here to partake in the annual feasting.


CBS 4: Florida Dodges Hurricanes For 10th Consecutive Year

As the Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end, it marks the 10th consecutive year that Florida has avoided a direct hit.


WUFT: Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

November 25, 2015……Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to again decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana, after narrowly rejecting an almost-identical proposal a year ago.


The Week: Everyone is going to Florida for Thanksgiving this year

An estimated 1 percent of the U.S. population is catching a flight for Thanksgiving — although if their destinations are any indication, quite a few of those 3.6 million travelers aren’t going home for the holiday. According to numbers crunched byThe New York Times, places like Nevada and Hawaii have a large influx of incoming travelers this Thanksgiving,


SPB: Thanksgiving messages from Florida’s elected officials and politicians

A compilation of Thanksgiving message from Florida’s elected officials and politicians.


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