1. Attorney General Pam Bondi said she’s ordering an independent investigation into the controversial firing of prosecutors who were going after foreclosure mills.
  2. Prospective Allen West challenger Patrick Murphy raised more money than any other congressional challenger, and his haul includes donations from fellow former Republican Charlie Crist.
  3. Anti-immigration laws prove counter-productive, harmful — Miami Herald editorial.
  4. Patricia Levesque, the guru of Jeb Bush’s education, touts changes coming to Florida schools.
  5. The Oak Hammock hamlet of Yankeetown has filed suit against the state’s new growth management law, arguing among other things that the measure was misleadingly titled. The law includes provisions that pre-empt local versions of “Hometown Democracy,” which Yankeetown has enacted.
  6. Number of the day: 18.3 percent — Florida’s childhood obesity rate.
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