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Florida does it again

Florida to produce a vote count ...

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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

  APPEALS COURT WON'T QUICKLY HEAR VOTER ROLL CASE A federal appeals court declined to quickly consider a challenge to Florida's effort to clean the voter rolls of ineligible, making it clear that voters who aren't citizens won't be removed before Election Day on Nov. 6. It was already unlikely that would happen, because of the ongoing legal fight and the fact that the process is lengthy, allowing thos ...

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Rep. Perry Thurston Statement On Governor Scott’s Retreat from Race-based Education Plan.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Plantation), the incoming Florida House Democratic leader, issued the following statement:   “It is a favorable sign that Governor Scott has decided today to disavow himself from a highly controversial element of the Strategic Plan for public schools offered this month by the state Board of Education. I am hopeful that the Board of Education will recraft the p ...

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JUDGE WEIGHS REQUEST TO BLOCK EARLY VOTING LAW

By BRANDON LARRABEE September 19, 2012......A lawyer for opponents of a controversial change in early voting in Florida told a federal judge here that the law would disproportionately harm black voters and should be blocked. But supporters of the change said it was allowed under the Voting Rights Act and a reversal now would cause chaos on Election Day. The hearing was the latest chapter in a legal morass t ...

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B-CU/MEAC vs. ASU/ SWAC:A tale of two halves

two outstanding HBCU’s, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Alabama State University (ASU). ...

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Women of Color Leaders Unite for Second Annual Leadership Conference

South Florida Women of Color community leaders met on Saturday, August 11, 2012 for the 2nd Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. ...

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Obama Administration approves two more states for NCLB flexibility

The Obama Administration approved Washington and Wisconsin recently for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. ...

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Scott repeats: Florida won’t do optional parts of health law

Gov. Rick Scott continued on Friday to argue against setting up exchanges to help people find health insurance, saying they won't make health coverage cheaper and may not give people coverage they want. ...

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Florida takes lead in Congressional hearing on crimes against homeless

Florida is both a model and a cautionary tale for other states grappling with violent crimes against homeless people, and on Tuesday it will play a lead role at a congressional hearing on the subject. ...

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The News Service of Florida

Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Allen West, said Monday he raised $508,000 in the second quarter. Murphy, a former Republican, ended June with just under $1.3 million in cash on hand. ...

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