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In a new op-ed, Gov. Rick Scott touts his support for environmental safeguards, but argues against one-size-fits-all solutions to protect the state's natural resources. The op-ed makes subtle references to a federally mandated set of water pollution standards that some argue been weakened due to criticism from state officials and the lobbying efforts of industries (like utilities and agriculture) that would be negatively affected by stricter standards.
About 200 people, representing a diverse array of organizations and unions, marched in Miami on Tuesday to demand accountability from Bank of America and to support the Occupy Miami movement. The protest came on the same day Bank of America announced it is dropping a controversial proposal to charge $5 for using debit card use.
In episode No. 5 of Florida Watch, brought to you by The Bradenton Times and Manatee Education Television, the team chats about the situation in Tallahassee with just a week to go till the legislature's 2011 session kicks in, as well as a variety of other topics. Catch it after the jump!
As school board members were sworn in this week, Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest public school system in the United States, face another year of funding cuts. And with expectations that state legislators do not intend to help schools stay afloat, they are worried.
President Obama's approval ratings have rebounded somewhat since the midterm elections in Florida, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday.