Today's news -- April 7, 2017





Few education bills gain chamber passage halfway through session


Pasco district takes issue with union message on personal leave (USEP mentioned)


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


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


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


Keep it secret: Florida may close presidential searches


State could open up athletic boosters and foundations


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


State budget plans far apart on health care, education


10 big issues at mid-point of legislative session


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


Time to rewrite Florida Constitution


House worker’s compensation package emerges from Commerce Committee


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


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


Lobbyists in Tallahassee undercut will of the voters


State could let voters fix ballot signatures


Mayors: Legislation could weaken revitalization efforts


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


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


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


Gas prices soar with spring driving season


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


Kushner omitted meeting with Russians on security clearance forms


House Intelligence chairman Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe


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


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


Tom Rooney will help lead Russia investigation


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


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


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


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


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


How fear of an immigration raid gripped a city


Trump supporter regrets vote after undocumented husband is deported


Why sheriffs, Feds are at odds on immigration


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


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


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


The regulatory wrecking ball


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


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


Offshore money, bane of democracy





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