WFSU http://news.wfsu.org en Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver http://news.wfsu.org/post/feds-rescind-washingtons-no-child-left-behind-waiver Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 49570 at http://news.wfsu.org Florida House Poised To Vote On Newly Merged Pension Reform Proposal http://news.wfsu.org/post/florida-house-poised-vote-newly-merged-pension-reform-proposal <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Florida House is now poised to vote on a newly merged pension reform proposal—a huge priority of House Speaker Will Weatherford. The bill that passed its only committee earlier this week was taken up on the floor Thursday over the objections of Democrats who oppose the measure.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:15:33 +0000 Sascha Cordner 49568 at http://news.wfsu.org Florida House Poised To Vote On Newly Merged Pension Reform Proposal Kerry Says Window For Russia To Change Course In Ukraine Is Closing http://news.wfsu.org/post/kerry-says-window-russia-change-course-ukraine-closing Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a strongly worded warning to Russia on Thursday, saying the U.S. is ready to impose more sanctions if Russia refuses to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine.<p>"The window to change course is closing," Kerry said. If Russia doesn't change course, "the world will make sure the costs for Russia will only grow."<p>Kerry's statement comes after Ukraine used lethal force against pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 editor 49569 at http://news.wfsu.org Florida Senate Passes Bill To Raise Speed Limits, 'Pop Tart' Gun Bill http://news.wfsu.org/post/florida-senate-passes-bill-raise-speed-limits-pop-tart-gun-bill <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Florida Senate passed a slew of measures Thursday, including a bill that could raise the speed limit on certain Florida highways.</p><p><strong>Speed Limits Bill</strong></p><p>But, Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) says she’s against the measure because it encourages Floridians and tourists to speed.</p><p>“When you increase the speed limit, you ultimately also have to increase the minimum speed limit. And, so we’re encouraging all drivers to drive faster whether they want to or not,” said Gibson.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:49:53 +0000 Sascha Cordner 49567 at http://news.wfsu.org Florida Senate Passes Bill To Raise Speed Limits, 'Pop Tart' Gun Bill Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan http://news.wfsu.org/post/life-outside-fast-lane-startups-wary-web-traffic-plan The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is offering up some <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/blog/setting-record-straight-fcc-s-open-internet-rules">new rules</a> to govern traffic on the Internet. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 49564 at http://news.wfsu.org Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan