May 7, 2014 Daily News Recap

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May 7, 2014

 

FLORIDA

 

5_Things_to_KnoABC News: 5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TAMPA – Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

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Charlie_CristHuffington Post: Charlie Crist: ‘Intolerable’ Racism Is A ‘Big Reason’ Why I Left The GOP

Crist told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos the GOP is now seen as “anti-women, anti-minority, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-education, anti-environment,” saying he left the Republican Party because leadership “went off a cliff.”

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Rick_Scott_Ft_MyersNaples News:  Gov. Scott stops in Fort Myers to tout $500 million in tax cuts

FORT MYERS — Gov. Rick Scott‘s campaign is shifting into high gear this week on the heels of the state Legislature capping a 2014 session that delivered Scott’s top priorities.

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The_LedgerThe Ledger:  Politics Shape Legislative Winners, Losers

he focus on what passed and failed is seen through the prism of what constitutes a political victory. What should be important is, how did Floridians fare?

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Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current: Judge rules against teachers

A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a challenge to Florida’s teacher evaluation system.  The lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association and the National Education Association challenged the evaluation of teachers based on the standardized test scores of students they do not teach or from subjects they do not teach.

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Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current: More Citizens take-outs approved in hurricane season

Lawmakers’ plans to reduce state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s exposure continue apace.

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Don_Gaetznwfdaily:  Gaetz still unhappy with bill to provide in-state tuitition for undocumented students

State Senate President Don Gaetz didn’t lose many battles during this year’s legislative session, but one he did lose was clearly still eating at him Monday morning.

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FLorida_Trooper's_DeathWALB: Trooper death highlights continual need for ‘move over’ laws

MARION CO., FL (WALB) – A veteran Florida Highway Patrol trooper was killed after she was hit by a vehicle while working a traffic crash.

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LOCAL & COUNTY

 

Herald_TribuneHerald Tribune:  5 Things to Know in Florida for May 7

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: Pay in South Florida rising faster than U.S. average

Wages in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties grew 2.3 percent in the year ending March 31, compared with 1.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

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Florida_Disaster_ReliefWPLG:  Florida will receive disaster relief funds

Florida will be receiving disaster relief funds after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurred in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

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Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times:  Editorial: Job incentives go bust again

There is a silver lining to the cancellation of T. Rowe Price’s relocation of its Tampa investment center on W Boy Scout Boulevard to a new corporate campus along State Road 54 in southern Pasco County. It means taxpayers won’t spend tens of millions in public dollars to help a private employer……

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News_Chief_florida_public_employeesNews Chief:  Polk County Plans $11.2 Million Road Project Near Florida Polytechnic

BARTOW | The next major road project to accommodate growth north of Auburndale near the new Florida Polytechnic University campus will begin by summer.

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NATIONAL

 

Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Sen. Bill Nelson ‘went back and forth’ on gubernatorial run, says senator who lobbied him to stay

WASHINGTON – Three-term U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn’t on the ballot in November, but the stakes are higher than his cakewalk 2012 re-election campaign: If Republicans take Senate control — a distinct possibility — Nelson will be denied a chance to chair the Commerce Committee.

Police_Widows_AngryPubSecAlliance: Police widows angry city may cut benefits

Watch this news report carefully. This is the most effective argument we’ve seen against making any cuts to benefits of law enforcement officers and their families.

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wcvbWCVB:  Mom: Tyler Seddon is cancer-free

BOSTON —A young cancer patient who captured the hearts of first responders worldwide is cancer-free, his mother said Monday.

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Privatization_BacklashThe Atlantic:  The Privatization Backlash

A few years ago, Chicago residents accustomed to parking on the street got a rude shock. Parking-meter rates had suddenly gone up as much as fourfold. Some meters jammed and overflowed when they couldn’t hold enough change for the new prices.

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Florida_Disaster_ReliefNews-Press: President Obama signs Florida disaster declaration

Tuesday, the President declared a major disaster in the State of Florida and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 28 to May 6, 2014.

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