Today's news -- April 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

Few education bills gain chamber passage halfway through session

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/from-many-few-education-bills-gain-chamber-passage-halfway-through-florida/2319383

 

Pasco district takes issue with union message on personal leave (USEP mentioned)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-county-school-district-takes-issue-with-union-message-on-personal/2319412

 

DeVos picked FIU for her first public university visit. Then she met Pitbull.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article143201104.html

 

Did the Feds introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools?

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/apr/05/volusia-county-republican-party/did-us-department-education-introduce-islamic-indo/

 

Florida colleges criticize Legislature’s budget cuts of up to $85 million

https://flaglerlive.com/106665/florida-budget-cuts/

 

Keep it secret: Florida may close presidential searches

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/keep-it-secret-florida-may-close-presidential-searches-ap_floridaa3fb7d244f264c3daaa57f061fdb7b66

 

State could open up athletic boosters and foundations

https://apnews.com/d148d70e828a4946877bf3e42a28b844

 

Will Trump let Hungary get away with its attack on academic freedom?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/will-trump-let-hungary-get-away-with-its-attack-on-academic-freedom/2017/04/06/fb43e680-1b05-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html?utm_term=.6656a85c7274&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

State budget plans far apart on health care, education

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/florida-politics-blog/fl-reg-budgets-appropriations-senate-house-20170404-story.html

 

10 big issues at mid-point of legislative session

http://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/10-big-issues-at-mid-point-of-legislative-session

 

Pork vs. progress: House, Senate philosophically split on member projects

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/04/pork-vs-progress-house-senate-philosophically-split-on-member-projects-111089

 

Time to rewrite Florida Constitution

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article143234014.html

 

House worker’s compensation package emerges from Commerce Committee

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235628-house-workers-2

 

Citing poll numbers, state congressional Democrats urge Scott to expand Medicaid

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235634-citing-rising-poll-numbers-florida-congressional-dems-urge-rick-scott-expand-medicaid

 

On Medicaid? You may soon have to work for it in Florida

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/on-medicaid-you-may-soon-have-to-work-for-it-in-florida/2319418

 

Lobbyists in Tallahassee undercut will of the voters

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/ron-littlepage/2017-04-06/ron-littlepage-lobbyists-tallahassee-undercut-will-voters

 

State could let voters fix ballot signatures

https://www.apnews.com/92a5b6b7ff3e4432a7f1a7aa00826528/Not-a-match?-Florida-could-let-voters-fix-ballot-signatures

 

Mayors: Legislation could weaken revitalization efforts

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170406/mayors-legislation-could-weaken-revitalization-efforts

 

A higher homestead exemption? Good for homeowners, bad for counties

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/legislature/a-higher-homestead-exemption-good-for-homeowners-bad-for-counties/2319401

 

Floridians in Washington push for more money, improved federal response to Zika

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-zika-response-rubio-nelson-20170406-story.html

 

First 2017 hurricane forecast calls for below-average season, 11 named storms

http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/hurricanes/first-2017-hurricane-forecast-calls-for-below-average-season-11-named/2319354

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170406/upcoming-hurricane-season-could-have-below-average-activity-according-to-early-forecast

 

Gas prices soar with spring driving season

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/consumer/os-bz-gasoline-prices-increase-20170405-story.html

 

CIA had evidence of Russian effort to help Trump earlier than believed

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/trump-russia-cia-john-brennan.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Kushner omitted meeting with Russians on security clearance forms

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/jared-kushner-russians-security-clearance.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

House Intelligence chairman Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-intelligence-chairman-devin-nunes-recuses-himself-from-russia-probe/2017/04/06/8122b5bc-1ad2-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html?utm_term=.f6d3dccecd3e&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/devin-nunes-house-intelligence-committee-russia.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

There’s no guarantee of credible investigation, but Nunes' departure is a start

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-nunes-russia-20170406-story,amp.html

 

Republican now leading probe has a history of making claims in defense of Trump

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/c6b72043efef

 

Tom Rooney will help lead Russia investigation

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/nunes-out-rep-tom-rooney-will-help-lead-russia-investigation/2319389

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/04/06/us-rep-tom-rooney-russian-meddling-nunes/100122078/

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170406/rooney-leading-trump-investigation

 

Senate Republicans go “nuclear,” pave the way for Gorsuch confirmation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-senate.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-poised-for-historic-clash-over-supreme-court-nominee-neil-gorsuch/2017/04/06/40295376-1aba-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html?utm_term=.cbd3adf3ba49&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Democrats are right to fight Gorsuch's confirmation -- it will always be a stolen seat

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/06/democrats-resist-neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-confirmation?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=220838&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/04/06/with-gorsuch-filibuster-democrats-embrace-a-political-supreme-court/?utm_term=.ff448413702d&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

After Senate filibuster’s death, somber lawmakers seek path forward

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/filibuster-senate-republicans.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gorsuch vote makes McConnell-Schumer relationship look bad. It might get better.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gorsuch-vote-makes-mcconnell-schumer-relationship-look-bad-it-might-get-better/2017/04/06/cddadaf4-1ac0-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html?utm_term=.d6c3bfdc0a51&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Under Trump, more than 200,000 foreign spouses could lose right to work

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/07/more-than-200000-foreign-spouses-could-lose-their-right-to-work-under-trump/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e59dfe7b7ef3

 

How fear of an immigration raid gripped a city

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/immigration-raid-fear-brockton-massachusetts.html?emc=edit_th_20170407&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump supporter regrets vote after undocumented husband is deported

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/04/the-last-ditch-effort-to-save-a-trump-voters-husband-from-deportation/

 

Why sheriffs, Feds are at odds on immigration

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-why-sheriffs-feds-are-at-odds-on-immigration/2319129

 

Haitians wonder if they will be sent home to a still-devastated nation

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article143124629.html

 

GOP leaders say health bill tweak shows progress, but divisions remain

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/at-trumps-request-house-may-tweak-health-care-bill-before-recess/2017/04/06/95c5dac4-1abb-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html?utm_term=.8b181874275d&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/health-care-affordable-care-act-house.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170407&nl=first-draft&nl_art=17&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/house-obamacare-repeal-fallout-236967

 

Posey, other Florida conservatives could determine future of health care bill

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/06/posey-other-florida-conservatives-could-determine-future-health-care-bill/100146914/

 

The regulatory wrecking ball

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/opinion/the-regulatory-wrecking-ball.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170406&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Big slowdown for U.S. economy, with gain of 98,000 jobs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/business/economy/job-creation-unemployment-trump.html?emc=edit_na_20170407&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=cta

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/07/u-s-added-98000-jobs-in-march-unemployment-rate-dipped-to-4-5-percent/?utm_term=.1efa69716cd9&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-economy%252Bnation&wpmk=1

 

White House budget director’s claim that Social Security disability is “very wasteful”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/07/white-house-budget-directors-claim-that-social-security-disability-is-very-wasteful/?utm_term=.2bfb6d7d4a16&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Offshore money, bane of democracy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/opinion/offshore-money-bane-of-democracy.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170407&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=13&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

 

 

 

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