Today's news -- December 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

Lawmaker: Schools getting construction funds should serve in emergencies

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/11/30/all-schools-getting-state-construction-funds-should-serve-in-emergencies-florida-lawmaker-says/#sthash.mVgXwxAI.uxfs

 

To raise teacher pay, Palm Beach schools may ask voters to raise taxes (Justin Katz quoted)
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-education/raise-teacher-pay-pbc-public-schools-may-ask-voters-raise-taxes/F0QRcOnHfghehXp1OG5tKI/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-pb-schools-teacher-raise-20171130-story.html

http://bocanewsnow.com/2017/11/30/pbc-teachers-county-agree-to-raise/

 

Amid pay protest, Brevard union urges teachers to work to contract (Dan Bennett and Anthony Colucci quoted)
http://veronews.com/2017/11/30/amid-pay-protest-union-urges-teachers-not-go-extra-mile/

 

 

Term limit proposal gets state school board members talking

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/11/30/term-limit-proposal-gets-florida-school-board-members-talking/

 

Parents concerned HB1 not addressing real issue of bullying

https://www.news4jax.com/education/parents-concerned-house-bill-1-not-addressing-real-issue-of-bullying

 

The Trump administration’s tone-deaf school lunch move

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/science-and-health/2017/5/2/15508182/sonny-perdue-usda-school-lunches

 

FAMU’s three-time interim president is now school’s permanent leader

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/11/30/its-official-robinson-named-12-th-president-famu/908050001/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article187436398.html

 

Lawsuit: USF ignored student's fears after she alleged sexual assault

http://www.tbo.com/news/education/college/lawsuit-usf-ignored-students-fears-after-sexual-assault/2345486

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/11/30/amid-sexual-assault-headlines-usf-president-genshaft-says-first-priority-is-students-safety-and-well-being/

 

As hurricane season ends, issues linger

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/hurricane-irma-recovery/os-hurricane-irma-central-florida-20171130-story.html

http://www.theledger.com/news/20171130/as-hurricane-season-ends-issues-linger

 

Senator calls out FEMA over company’s failure to deliver tarps to Puerto Rico

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-bz-bronze-star-mccaskill-20171130-story.html

https://apnews.com/46defed4b87d4f46a55de1c4a3add727/Lawmakers-seek-probes-of-award-for-Hurricane-Maria-tarps

 

State citrus growers pushing Washington hard for dollars

http://www.theledger.com/news/20171130/florida-citrus-growers-pushing-washington-hard-for-dollars

 

In Tampa Bay, hurricane season requires full time attention http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-In-Tampa-Bay-hurricane-season-requires-full-time-attention_163155186

 

Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/over-200-000-puerto-ricans-have-arrived-florida-hurricane-maria-n825111

 

Soto and others push for legislation to revitalize Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/11/30/orlando-rep-darren-soto-and-others-push-for-legislation-to-revitalize-puerto-rico-virgin-islands

 

Scott: Latvala a “distraction” in state Senate

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/11/30/scott-latvala-a-distraction-in-state-senate-over-absolutely-disgusting-sexual-harassment-claims-128851

http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article187434543.html

 

Here’s how Latvala got a neurosurgeon out of jury duty

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/11/30/heres-how-sen-jack-latvala-got-a-friend-of-a-friend-out-of-jury-duty/

 

Putnam on Latvala charges: “If it’s true, he needs to go”

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/250806-adam-putnam-talks-corruption-predation-harassment

 

NRA lobbyist targets Pariente

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171130/nra-lobbyist-targets-justice-barbara-pariente

 

State will lose 6,000 historic sites to sea-level rise by 2100, scientists warn

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/sea-level-rise-to-destroy-6000-florida-historic-sites-by-2100-9872871

 

Trump expected to campaign in Pensacola ahead of Alabama special election

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/11/30/donald-trump-pensacola-campaign-alabama-special-election/911952001/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-isnt-going-to-alabama-to-campaign-for-moore--but-plans-to-hold-rally-next-door/2017/11/30/b306bb9e-d613-11e7-9461-ba77d604373d_story.html?utm_term=.93ab78b5bf0a

https://apnews.com/f3256421ec3f4f30960e00c18e219186/Trump-to-campaign-near-Alabama-border-days-before-election

 

Trump's Thanksgiving trip cost Secret Service $7,500 for golf carts

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-reg-trump-golf-costs-20171130-story.html

 

Senate GOP tax plan hits deficit snag, leaving leaders scrambling

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2017/11/30/c2118302-d5e7-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.ab32a95a5925

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/republican-tax-bill-senate-republicans-votes?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=254820&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/30/mccain-to-vote-for-gop-tax-bill-270511

 

There is still no Senate tax bill and a vote could be just hours away

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/1/16722504/senate-tax-vote-no-bill

 

Tax bill could trigger historic spending cuts

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/30/tax-bill-spending-cuts-gop-congress-274337

 

Why Senate Republicans are rushing to pass an unpopular tax bill, in one sentence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/30/why-senate-republicans-are-rushing-to-pass-an-unpopular-tax-bill-in-one-sentence/?utm_term=.295fcd5b398d

 

Republicans’ tax lies show the rot spreads wide and runs deep

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/opinion/republican-tax-lies-fed.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171201&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Apparently Republicans want to kick the middle class in the face

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/apparently-republicans-want-to-kick-the-middle-class-in-the-face/2017/11/30/ab0e4e9a-d616-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.b06ca94b1d21

 

The Republican tax bill is not just immoral. It is an act of violence.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/01/republican-tax-bill-immoral-violence?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=254820&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Faith leaders arrested as religious groups rally against the GOP tax reform bill

https://thinkprogress.org/faith-leaders-protest-tax-bill-bce14e698ce9/amp/

 

Ahead of vote, promised Treasury analysis of tax bill proves elusive

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/us/politics/treasury-analysis-tax-bill.html?emc=edit_th_20171201&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/30/im-a-depression-historian-the-gop-tax-bill-is-straight-out-of-1929/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.90641af02bb9

 

Trump says GOP tax bill wouldn’t benefit him. That’s not true.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/business/trump-benefit-tax-cuts.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171130&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Fox News refuses to run ad explaining how Trump personally benefits from tax plan

https://thinkprogress.org/fox-news-trump-taxes-ad-not-one-penny-b925796a8a9e/amp/

 

If you’re against tax plan, you’re in the majority and not a congressional Republican

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/30/if-youre-against-the-tax-plan-youre-a-in-the-majority-and-b-not-a-congressional-republican/?utm_term=.e95cd9b06e6a

 

An 11th-hour raid by the wealthiest baby boomers

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/young-people-will-foot-the-bill-for-the-gops-tax-plan/547097/

 

Political fog hangs over tax bills

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171130/chris-wille-political-fog-hangs-over-tax-bills?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_Newsletter&utm_content=INKA_SHT

 

Tax bill would “send another hurricane to Puerto Rico,” says Nelson

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/11/30/tax-bill-would-send-another-hurricane-to-puerto-rico-says-bill-nelson/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20113017&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Rubio: After giving a tax cut to the rich, GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/la-fi-hiltzik-gop-social-security-20171130-story.html

 

Influential opponents line up against Rubio’s tax plan

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/11/30/influential-opponents-line-up-against-rubios-tax-plan/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20113017&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Despite showdown over child tax credit, Rubio expected to vote for Senate bill

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/11/30/despite-showdown-over-child-tax-credit-rubio-expected-to-vote-for-senate-bill/

 

Flynn to plead guilty to lying to the FBI

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html?emc=edit_na_20171201&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

 

Trump pressed top Republicans to end Senate Russia inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/us/politics/trump-russia-senate-intel.html

 

Trump firms must save records for AGs' emoluments lawsuit

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-29/trump-businesses-to-get-retention-subpoenas-in-emoluments-case

 

Manafort strikes $11 million bail deal with prosecutors

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/30/paul-manafort-bail-11-million-271762

 

Manafort could forfeit Gardens home under new bail bond

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/new-manafort-could-forfeit-gardens-home-under-new-bail-bond/oFjUHMw2pQAmeIeSmt9phK/

 

Prince details Seychelles meeting with Russian banker

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/erik-prince-tells-house-investigators-he-met-with-kremlin-linked-banker-in-seychelles/2017/11/30/c8a66e3e-d62e-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.4aee5372460b

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/30/politics/erik-prince-testimony-details-seychelles-meeting-russian-banker/index.html

 

Russian trolls pushed graphic, racist tweets to American voters

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/russian-trolls-pushed-graphic-racist-tweets-american-voters-n823001

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-trolls-fake-news-hillary-clinton_us_5a20c8afe4b03c44072c6b86?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__113017&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__113017+CID_6ef8144f4037a7525ab5a50a5d8e5d70&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__113017

 

I’m on voter fraud commission. I’m suing it to find out what it’s doing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/im-on-trumps-voter-fraud-commission-im-suing-it-to-find-out-what-its-doing/2017/11/30/1034574c-d3b0-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.7c9281051fa6

 

Trump tells confidants that a government shutdown might be good for him

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-tells-confidants-that-a-government-shutdown-might-be-good-for-him/2017/11/30/e5328328-d5f5-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.acfc0e753542

 

Criminologists are asking Sessions to release FBI crime data

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/criminologists-are-asking-jeff-sessions-to-release-fbi-crime-data/

 

Is Trump reshaping an entire branch of government — the judiciary?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/01/is-trump-reshaping-an-entire-branch-of-government-the-judiciary/?utm_term=.5d6774f7e310

 

Mulvaney aims to alter CFPB: Authority I have “should frighten people”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mulvaney-authority-should-frighten-people?utm_content=buffer29d1f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Trump wants to gut America’s progress against AIDS

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-wants-to-gut-americas-progress-against-aids/2017/11/30/1f80f2c0-d615-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.07b165d1bed4

 

Gutting net neutrality is a death knell for the resistance

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/opinion/gutting-net-neutrality-is-a-death-knell-for-the-resistance/article37088279/

 

Zinke’s two-faced approach to public lands protection

https://thinkprogress.org/zinke-supports-montana-monuments-2610fc1d6351/

 

Experts are really, really worried about the state of the 2020 Census

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2020-census_us_5a2025bbe4b0392a4ebbe6a0?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__113017&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__113017+CID_6ef8144f4037a7525ab5a50a5d8e5d70&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__113017

 

Trump is mulling a pitch for a private “rendition” and spy network

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/trump-administration-mulls-private-rendition?utm_term=.wseK6l8VW5#.qs1NvAWZnQ

 

 

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