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May 19, 2014
The Fine Print: Secrets, power, and the law: A quick guide to Florida’s redistricting trial
More than two years after lawsuits were first filed a trial is scheduled to open up this week in Tallahassee that challenges the constitutionality of Florida’s current congressional map. The trial could last up to 11 days.
Orlando Sentinel: Florida congressional-redistricting maps go on trial
TALLAHASSEE — After two years of legal bickering, Florida’s redrawn congressional maps go on trial today in a case that could plunge the election calendar into chaos.
Sun Sentinel: Nan Rich says she’s in governor’s race to stay
The end, to Rich and more than 100 supporters who gathered Friday evening for the official opening of her campaign office in Weston, is winning the governor’s race in November.
Tallahassee Democrat: Waiting on Gov. Rick Scott to wield veto pen
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NBC Miami: Citrus Grove Middle School Students Robbed and Assaulted: Police
Four people are in custody after the group allegedly assaulted and robbed students at Miami Senior High School and then later at Citrus Grove Middle School.
Miami Herald: $1 billion dollar port tunnel being dedicated today
Directional arrows over the westbound lanes of the PortMiami tunnel shone bright green Friday morning as hundreds of workers put the finishing touches on the $1 billion, under-the-bay facility. The arrows served as symbolic indicators that the tunnel, more than 30 years in the making, is almost ready to open.
Tallahassee Democrat: School board to talk construction
The Leon County School Board will hold a special workshop at 6 p.m. tonight to provide an overview of the district’s construction process.
Forbes: A Heist Forty Times Greater Than Madoff
In a heist forty times greater than Madoff, nearly a quarter of all state and local public pension assets have disappeared. Six hundred and sixty billion dollars in state workers’ retirement savings have been taken off the radar– swept into the highest-cost hedge, private equity, venture and real estate funds ever devised byWall Street.
Biz journal: Private Aerial Firefighters Deploying Aircraft To San Diego County Fires
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Private operators of fixed wing tankers and helicopters are deploying assets to San Diego County, California, to help fight a series of catastrophic, still uncontained fires which have destroyed nearly 10,000 acres, and an estimated 30 structures to date.
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