FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
CSP Net: Florida AG Calls Proposed FDA Tobacco Regs ‘Overbroad’
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to the federal government addressing concerns over proposed regulations trying to link electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products to rules meant for the cigarette industry, reported CBSMiami.
Florida Today: STDs are on the rise in Florida
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Florida and Hillsborough County has been hit especially hard. New numbers from the Florida Department of Health reveal a frightening trend: Chlamydia.
Florida Today: Nelson in line to lead panel important to Florida
Florida’s senior senator is next in line to chair the influential Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. But he only gets the gavel if his party retains control of the Senate, an increasingly iffy scenario, according to several political handicappers who study congressional campaigns.
Tampa Bay Times: With close ties to sugar, Florida’s next House speaker admits taking King Ranch trip
Crisafulli, who becomes the most powerful man in the Florida House of Representatives this fall, has been a major beneficiary of the state’s sugar industry. During the last two election cycles, agricultural interests have contributed at least $200,000 to Rep. Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and his political action committees. U.S. Sugar contributed nearly half of that total, $94,500.
WKMG: Florida Polytechnic University opens Saturday
Florida Polytechnic leaders, Gov. Rick Scott, and more than 1,000 supporters and new students gathered to experience the state-of-the art University for the first time.
News Journal: New Florida Standards demand more from students
Florida Standards, similar to what’s known nationally as Common Core, are being implemented in full in public K-12 schools for the first time, and they are far more rigorous than those to which educators or students are accustomed.
Pocono Record: Truth about public pay: 23 percent make below living wage
Though 30 public employees in the two counties earn more than $150,000 each year, a far larger percentage also do not make enough to live where they work, according to a Pocono Record analysis and living wage data supplied by Pocono Alliance.
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