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SCHOOL LAWSUIT CAN GO FORWARD

  By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 11, 2012..........A trial court will decide whether state lawmakers are adequately funding public education after the Florida Supreme Court turned aside a last-ditch effort by Senate President Mike Haridopolos to block the suit. The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday largely hinged on a procedural issue. In November, the 1st ...

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STATE, COUNTIES PUT MEDICAID CASE ON HOLD

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 11, 2012.....After months of political and legal wrangling, counties and the state have put on hold a lawsuit about the constitutionality of a new law that would cost counties tens of millions of dollars in disputed Medicaid charges. A document filed Monday in Leon County circuit court calls for an "abatement" of the case until ...

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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

  STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012 THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact news@newsserviceflorida.com SACHS SEEKS TIGHTER RESTRCTIONS ON PARASAILING COSResponding to a tourist's death last month off Pompano Beach, Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, said Monday she will file legislation to place safety and insurance requirements on ...

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Bill Clinton will highlight convention tonight with forceful defense of Obama

          CHARLOTTE — President Obama traveled here to this convention city on Wednesday as his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, was set to officially nominate him for a second term with a primetime address that will offer a spirited defense of Obama’s record. As the Democratic National Convention’s second day was gaveled into order at 5 p.m., party delegates voted to change their part ...

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Black Women’s Roundtable

Black Women's Roundtable   Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women   at the Republican and Democratic Conventions   Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black ...

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JUDGE REJECTS HIGHER TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 4, 2012.........A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities. The case, spearheaded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, centers on students who live in Florida and are U.S. citizens, despite ...

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