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New state law prohibits local governments from hiring companies doing business with Syria, Cuba

By | 03.19.12 | 2:33 pm

A little-noticed piece of legislation that recently passed the state legislature will prohibit local governments from hiring companies that do business with Cuba or Syria. Despite its passage, experts warn that the bill is likely to face a court challenge.

GOP-sponsored ‘Parent Trigger bill’ passes in the Florida House

By | 03.01.12 | 2:02 pm

The controversial “Parent Trigger bill” filed by Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami, was approved by the Florida House in a party-line vote Thursday.

K-12 education ‘parent trigger bill’ passes state Senate subcommittee

By | 02.29.12 | 11:53 am

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

Florida House education committee passes ‘Parent Empowerment’ bill

By | 02.16.12 | 1:54 pm

The Florida House education committee today passed the “Parent Empowerment in Education”¬†bill filed by state Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami. The proposal¬†would allow “parents of students assigned to certain underperforming public schools” to petition their school district to implement a “school turnaround option selected by parents.”

GOP K-12 education bill faces opposition by teachers, parent organizations

By | 02.01.12 | 8:00 am

A coalition of Florida teachers and PTA organizations are opposing a K-12 education bill filed by state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R- Fort Myers, and known as “Parent Empowerment in Education.”

Gingrich announces Florida campaign leaders

By | 12.20.11 | 1:18 pm

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced campaign chairs and co-chairs for all of Florida’s 67 counties.

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