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Republican Rep. Halsey Beshears Defends Charters, But With Reservations

This week we’re talking with local lawmakers about this year’s legislative session.

Jim Ash speaks with Republican Halsey Beshears of Monticello, who represents House District 7. The mostly rural district touches part of Leon and takes in nine counties, including Jefferson.  

Beshears says he supported sweeping and controversial education reforms to help Jefferson’s failing schools, but not without reservations.

Meanwhile, the Broward County School Board voted this week to mount a legal challenge and other districts are weighing their options.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.