6:03 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Corporate Tax 'Voucher' Expansion Proposal Gets Second Wind With Senate Revival

A proposal to expand the state’s so-called school voucher program has been revived in the Senate. The move comes in the waning weeks of the legislative session but doesn’t quite match with what the House wants.

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State News
6:07 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Negron Yanks Immigrant Tuition Bill, Shrinking Its Chances Of Passing

Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron (R-Stuart)
Credit Florida Senate

A proposal to give children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in Florida may be dead for the year.

The House included the tuition issue a part of its legislative agenda and it was a priority of Speaker Will Weatherford. but the plan to give undocumented students in-state tuition faced an uphill battle in the Senate from the start, with strong opposition coming from Senate President Don Gaetz.

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WFSU Local
5:58 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Florida State University Rebuts New York Times Article On Winston Probe

Florida State University is disputing a New York Times article about its star quarterback, a flawed rape investigation and current probe by the federal government.

FSU has remained largely silent about its role in an investigation of rape allegations against its star quarterback, Jameis Winston. The state attorney never charged Winston citing a lack of evidence and flawed investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department.

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WFSU Local
7:16 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Leon County Losing Another Charter School

Credit Mavericks High Charter School Company

  Ronnie Crum had a tough decision to make earlier this year: where to send his son to school.

“My son was flunking out at Leon [High School].  Really all F’s,” says Crum.

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4:29 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Corporate Tax 'Voucher' Expansion Clears House, But Senate Remains Firm On Testing Requirement

The House has moved ahead with its plans to expand the state’s corporate tax scholarship program, over the objections of the Senate. The lower chamber hopes by tying the expansion to another bill and watering it down, the Senate will be more likely to take it up.

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