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May 7, 2014
ABC 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.
Huffington 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.”
Naples 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.
The 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?
Florida 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.
Florida Current: More Citizens take-outs approved in hurricane season
Lawmakers’ plans to reduce state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s exposure continue apace.
nwfdaily: 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.
WALB: 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.
LOCAL & COUNTY
Herald 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.
Sun Sentinel: Pay in South Florida rising faster than U.S. average
WPLG: 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.
Tampa 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……
News 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.
Miami 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.
PubSecAlliance: 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.
WCVB: 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.
The 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.
News-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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