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Florida Supreme Court Hands Selection of Next 3 Justices to New Governor

October 15, 2018 - 5:45pm

The next governor, and not Gov. Rick Scott, has the authority to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday.

Weekly Roundup: Florida's 'Supreme' Controversy

September 29, 2018 - 6:00am

While the nation was fixated on the drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Floridians were reminded this week that they have their own Supreme Court controversy in triplicate.

Universities' Projects Under Scrutiny

September 28, 2018 - 6:00am
University of Central Florida

Following the revelation that the University of Central Florida improperly used operating funds to construct a campus building, the Florida Board of Governors is asking all universities to review projects built over the last decade and report on how they were funded.

DeSantis, Gillum Back Boosting Vocational Programs

September 20, 2018 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum have vast differences in their education policy proposals, but they agree on one area: Not everybody needs to get a four-year college degree.

Gillum, DeSantis Offer Sharply Different School Plans

Report Details Charter School Closures

September 18, 2018 - 6:00am

A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998.

$223 Million Surplus Reflects Florida's Sound 'Conservative Financial Decisions'

September 15, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida lawmakers adopted a new long-range financial forecast on Friday that could bode well when they meet next spring to write a new state budget.

Five Florida Public Universities Climb in National Rankings

September 11, 2018 - 6:00am
University of Florida

Florida universities continued their academic climb in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, placing five schools in the country’s top 100 public universities for the first time.

Gillum and King: 'Zero Legislative Experience'

September 7, 2018 - 6:00am

Doubling down on his appeal to progressive voters, Andrew Gillum on Thursday picked former primary rival Chris King as his running mate on the Democratic ticket for governor.

Gillum and his wife, R. Jai, joined King and his wife, Kristen, to make the announcement in a live session on Facebook.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, said his first criteria in picking Chris King, who is a Winter Park businessman, was selecting a running mate who could step in as governor if necessary.

Weekly Roundup: On the Road to November

August 31, 2018 - 4:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis

Florida made history this week, with Democratic voters backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to become the first African-American nominated by a major party to run for governor.

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