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Hillary Clinton on Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo: 'Get Onboard or Get Out of the Way'

July 31, 2015 - 1:45pm
Hillary Clinton,   Credit: Sunshine State News

Standing next to American flags and beneath bright stage lights, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took the stage at Florida International University in Miami Friday to call for the lifting of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Most of Florida Supreme Court Justices Are Millionaires

July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Charles Canady, Barbara Pariente, and Ricky Polston

Most of Florida's Supreme Court justices boast net worths of over $1 million, according to recent financial disclosures. Public officials are required by Florida law to report full financial disclosures each fiscal year to the Florida Commission on Ethics. Total net worths include “household goods and personal effects” like art and vehicles.

Alpine Testing Solutions Moving Full Speed Ahead to Validate Florida Standards Assessment

July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

School might be out for summer, but the work hasn’t stopped for the independent contractor reviewing the validity of Florida’s newest -- and incredibly controversial --  Florida Standards Assessment test.

RPOF to Welcome GOP Presidential Hopefuls to Orlando for 'Sunshine Summit'

July 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Blaise Ingoglia

The Republican Party of Florida says come one, come all, to Orlando this October to the party’s Presidential Summit, which will gather all the Republican presidential hopefuls in one area to make their pitch to the Sunshine State.

Veterans' Smooth Transition out of the Military High Priority for Jolly, State Lawmakers

July 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Jimmie Smith, David Jolly,and Larry Ahearn

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., wants to make sure the Army can transfer military skills to the workforce, and to that end he gathered congressmen, state lawmakers, trade certification groups and private businessmen to discuss how to make it happen. Among the state lawmakers Jolly invited to participate in a congressional delegation trip to Fort Lee, Va., last week were Reps. Jimmie Smith, R-Inverness, and Larry Ahearn, R-Seminole. 

Disclosure Matters More Than Campaign Donation Restrictions, Voters Say

July 22, 2015 - 7:15pm

When it comes to campaign cash, voters care more about disclosures than campaign donation restrictions, according to a new poll.

Hillary Clinton Slipping Behind GOP Presidential Nominees, Polls Find

July 22, 2015 - 12:45pm
Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three swing states, according to several polls released Wednesday from Quinnipiac University. The polls found Clinton trailing behind three top Republican primary contenders for the presidency, including two nominees from Florida: former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. 

Florida End-Of-Course Assessment Results Bring Gains, Drops

July 22, 2015 - 9:45am

 

The results are in for the end-of-course assessment tests for Florida’s students, and the state’s students have seen a slight drop in some subjects, some have seen slight improvements, and other scores have remained stagnant.

Conservatives Rally in Support of Executive Order to Expedite Concealed Carry Permits for Military

July 20, 2015 - 3:45pm

Gov. Rick Scott is making protecting the military a priority in the wake of a shooting in Tennessee which left four Marines and a sailor dead last week.The governor ordered the temporary relocation of National Guard members from six “storefront” recruitment centers to armories through an executive order issued over the weekend.

State Lawmakers Get Graded on Commitment to Florida Education

July 16, 2015 - 8:30pm
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, Andy Gardiner, and John Legg

Education was a big priority for state lawmakers during this year’s legislative session. Legislators passed a sweeping education reform bill to limit testing time in Florida’s schools as well as require a review of the state’s new (and highly criticized) Florida Standards Assessment test. Like kids who receive their final grades at the end of each semester, senators and state reps, too, received marks on their efforts to improve education from the Foundation for Florida’s Future.

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