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Senate Republicans Beginning to Rally Around Marco Rubio

The move toward supporting Rubio began before Iowa’s stunning results. From Niels Lesniewski and Bridget Bowman in Roll Call: Florida Republican Marco Rubio’s strong third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses could accelerate his bid to secure Senate endorsements for his … Continue reading

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The Breaking Republican Senate Coalition on Testing

Nobody really knew that Tampa republican senator Tom Lee felt as he did on Florida’s high-stakes testing regime until yesterday when he took to the senate floors made these comments during debate on SB 616: Senator Lee: We’ve gotten an … Continue reading

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List of Florida Opponents to Parent Trigger Continues to Grow

UPDATE: More additions at the end. Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory attended today’s staged event put on by Patricia Levesque of Foundation for Florida’s Future to support Parent Trigger. McGrory writes in Naked Politics: Is the contentious parent-trigger proposal in trouble?

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Florida Big Charter Schools and Pro-Voucher Groups Trying to Defeat Former Teacher in Senate Race

The state’s journalists are on to the targeted political activities of Florida’s  big for-profit  charter schools and the nation’s richest pro-voucher group. From the Orlando Sentinel’s Bob Shaw: A handful of ECOs — short for “Electioneering Communication Organizations,” shadowy entities that often … Continue reading

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Is Rick Scott Signaling He’ll Veto JD Alexander’s USF Poly Split?

Writes the Tampa Bay Times Kim Wilmath: Gov. Rick Scott has still not received the bill that would split USF Polytechnic off immediately into the state’s 12th university, and he still hasn’t said whether or not he’ll sign it. But … Continue reading

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