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Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
An undercover detective who has helped build cases against some of Orlando's most notorious pill-mill operators and violent gang members has been named the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Special Agent of the Year. Agent Billy Powell was among...
My wife of 14 years and I love strong women, and we want to congratulate Rep. Katie Edwards for having the courage to cross party lines on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives Thursday in Tallahassee. The bravery she displayed in voting to...
Tags: Florida Legislature, Rick Scott
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Florida could raise an extra $70 million a year in revenue by preventing multistate and multinational companies from using payments to themselves to avoid the state's corporate-income tax, according to a new study by state economists....
Check out festivals and events in July across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...
The advocacy group MomsRising.org is telling its members to contact Walt Disney World and ask them to stop getting in the way of a campaign to bring mandatory paid sick time to Orange County. Disney and other business interests, such as the Florida...
I'm a 30-year Bucs season ticketholder who looks forward to attending games every season. It's a commitment, as I drive from Tallahassee to Tampa for most games. I don't make every game, but at least I can give away or resell my tickets if needed....
The StateST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The South Carolina men's golf team made a run at the program's first SEC title on Sunday but it came up short, finishing runner-up by two strokes to second-ranked Alabama with a total of 10-over 850 at Sea Island Golf Club. The...
Central Florida Top Recruits coach Keiwan Ratliff acknowledged that a few teams were likely sandbagging during Saturday’s pool play in the IMG Regional 7-on-7 tournament. However, he is happy with his team’s undefeated record and top seed...
According the Governor's Office, these are the places where Gov. Rick Scott has traveled around the state to make an announcement about a new business coming to Florida or an existing company's expansion. 1) 7-Eleven, 3/21/12, 800 jobs, Jacksonville....
Miami HeraldFlorida lawmakers are accustomed to grassroots groups pushing for education reform and healthcare. Frequently the groups are led by women. This month, a collection of Miami-Dade dads descended on Tallahassee on a similar mission. It raised eyebrows....
Tags: Vaccines, The Miami Herald, Rick Scott, PTA
Last week, I watched two groups of people hold passionate discussions about health care. During one, doctors, pastors and patients swapped stories of inspiration and altruism, urging everyone to help as many people as possible. During the other,...
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