Today's news -- December 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

Hillsborough teachers' union not yet ready to declare impasse over pay (Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins quoted)
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/hillsborough-teachers-union-not-yet-ready-to-declare-impasse-over-pay-raise-fight/498673728

 

Transgender teen takes the stand in Duval civil trial over bathroom rights

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-12-11/transgender-teen-takes-stand-civil-trial-over-bathroom-rights

 

State textbook law lets residents challenge school curriculum

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/florida-textbook-law-lets-residents-challenge-school-curriculum

 

Trump picks Bush ally Brogan to be assistant secretary of education

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/12/trump-picks-bush-ally-frank-brogan-to-be-assistant-secretary-of-education/

 

Minnesota Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

http://www.startribune.com/counterpoint-the-legislature-was-wrong-to-weaken-tenure/462899973/

 

Virginia’s governor takes emergency steps to curtail teacher shortage

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/virginias-mcauliffe-takes-emergency-steps-to-curtail-teacher-shortage/2017/12/11/121dbcaa-deb0-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.ba73af9b997e

 

Yet another Chicago schools chief resigns amid scandal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/12/11/yet-another-chicago-schools-chief-resigns-amid-scandal/?utm_term=.0c88245154ad

 

New higher education bill rolls back Obama-era safeguards

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/house-republican-higher-education-bill-obama.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171212&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

In an era of inequity, more and more college financial aid is going to the rich

http://hechingerreport.org/era-inequity-college-financial-aid-going-rich/?utm_source=The+Hechinger+Report&utm_campaign=f90bc7737f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ee4c3e04-f90bc7737f-322595597

 

For-profit colleges head for new boom cycle -- thanks to the Trump administration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/12/11/for-profit-colleges-may-be-headed-for-a-new-boom-cycle-thanks-to-the-trump-administration/?utm_term=.610097801713

 

FAU launches program to boost South Florida medical research

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-fau-max-planck-honors-20171211-story.html

 

Women in politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire — and they’ll pay

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article189152134.html

 

Latvala accuser’s lawyer puts Senate on notice

https://nsfblogs.com/2017/12/11/latvala-accusers-lawyer-puts-senate-on-notice/

 

Senate won’t identify attorney recommended for Latvala probe

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/11/senate-wont-identify-attorney-recommended-for-latvala-probe-141932

 

Matt Gaetz won’t be witness in state Senate’s “sham” sex-harassment investigation

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/11/congressman-wont-be-witness-in-state-senates-sham-sex-harassment-investigation-140479

 

Speaker tight-lipped about aide secretly moonlighting for Schorsch

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/11/florida-house-speaker-unconcerned-about-aide-secretly-moonlighting-for-lobbyist-consultant/

 

U.S. experts urge Florida to swap voting info with other states

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/12/us-experts-urge-florida-to-swap-voting-info-with-other-states-.html

 

State faces shortfall in children’s medical program

http://www.theledger.com/news/20171211/state-faces-shortfall-in-childrens-medical-program

 

Another state to warn families that CHIP might end because Congress failed to act

https://thinkprogress.org/virginia-chip-congress-a3a5867537ca/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a2fe0e304d30124d2f0078d&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Record numbers are signing up for Obamacare in state

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/Record-numbers-are-signing-up-for-Obamacare-in-Florida-as-enrollment-period-draws-to-a-close_163498272

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/obamacare-surprise-new-insurers-higher-costs.html?emc=edit_cn_20171212&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Diaper tax cut the latest pro-women tax plan by state Democrats

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-democrats-diaper-tax-cut-20171210-story.html

 

Negron supports governor’s “job growth” fund

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171211/negron-supports-governors-job-growth-fund

 

Number of dead boats from Hurricane Irma rises to more than 2,000

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article189114034.html

 

Amid Puerto Rico disaster, hospital ship admitted just six patients a day

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-hospital-ship.html?emc=edit_th_20171212&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Don’t expect debt payments from Puerto Rico any time soon

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-expect-debt-payments-from-puerto-rico-any-time-soon/2017/12/11/ae11cd44-de98-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.ebee7187a770

 

Curbelo: DACA fix needs to happen “this week”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/12/11/key-gop-voice-on-immigration-accuses-bipartisan-caucus-of-withholding-a-potential-dreamers-compromise/?utm_term=.6d02ae2ff5a4

http://thehill.com/latino/364381-curbelo-daca-fix-needs-to-happen-this-week

 

Collier sheriff promises review of immigration agreement with federal government

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/12/11/sheriff-promises-review-immigration-agreement-federal-government/940741001/

 

Ayala fires back at Scott with letter of her own

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ayala-scott-letter-response-20171211-story.html

 

Tampa forum focuses on reforming state’s juvenile justice system

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/Tampa-forum-focuses-on-reforming-Florida-s-juvenile-justice-system_163517182

 

Federal government turns on unions in Janus case
https://dianeravitch.net/2017/12/12/federal-government-switches-sides-on-janus-decision-opposes-union-dues/

 

Tax plan’s biggest cuts could be in living standards

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/business/economy/tax-plan-standard-of-living.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171212&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

GOP lawmakers struggle to close gaps in tax plan

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/11/treasury-tax-cuts-republican-plan-217504

 

Trump administration’s tax “report” reads like fan fiction

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administrations-tax-report-reads-like-fan-fiction/2017/12/11/e6185396-deb8-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html?utm_term=.22ae12dfd33b

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/treasury-tax.html?emc=edit_cn_20171212&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Mnuchin’s magical math on taxes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/opinion/mnuchin-paul-ryan-taxes.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171212&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/opinion/treasury-mnuchin-taxes.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171212&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Collins is wrong about the tax bill and Obamacare

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/susan-collins-is-wrong-about-the-tax-bill-and-obamacare/2017/12/11/3fe30ef2-debe-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html?utm_term=.f7fc5a4c83b5

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/opinion/susan-collins-republican-tax-plan.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171211&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

I don’t like the GOP tax bill, but now my life depends on beating it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/12/12/i-dont-like-the-gop-tax-bill-but-now-my-life-depends-on-beating-it/?utm_term=.762324017104

 

Senate GOP is divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/11/senate-republicans-are-divided-over-whether-to-pursue-medicare-cuts-in-2018/?utm_term=.b2b45fc60324

 

Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/11/budget-shutdown-pension-fix-291705

 

Disabled lost voting rights under Trump election fraud commissioner’s law

http://www.newsweek.com/disabled-americans-lost-voting-rights-under-trump-election-fraud-commissioners-720492?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

 

Inside legal team: Trying to protect Trump from Mueller’s “killers”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-trumps-legal-team-trying-to-protect-the-president-from-muellers-killers/2017/12/11/57e180c0-dc74-11e7-b859-fb0995360725_story.html?utm_term=.0b470d93d6c3

 

Why Team Trump needs to lay off the Mueller probe

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/opinion/trump-mueller-probe.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171212&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Mueller is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect his investigation.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/12/robert-mueller-trump-congress-protect-investigation?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=256343&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Judge declines to punish Manafort but warns similar acts could violate gag order

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/judge-declines-to-punish-manafort-over-ukrainian-op-ed-but-warns-similar-acts-could-violate-gag-order/2017/12/11/977f546c-de97-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.76bc8f6e7d97

 

Fingerprints of Russian disinformation: From AIDS to fake news

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/russian-disinformation-aids-fake-news.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171212&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

PolitiFact Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is “made-up story”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/PolitiFact-s-2017-Lie-of-the-Year-Russian-election-interference-is-a-made-up-story-_163414641

 

The rightwing takeover of the court system will transform America

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-right-wing-takeover-court-system?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=256343&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Supreme Court won’t hear case on bias against gay workers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/supreme-court-gay-workers-bias-case.html?emc=edit_cn_20171212&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

“No shame”: How the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/big-oil-lobby-get-what-it-wants-epa-trump-pruitt?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=256343&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/big-oil-white-house-century-of-influence?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=256343&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Net Neutrality: How a repeal could kill the careers of indie musicians

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/net-neutrality-how-a-repeal-could-kill-artists-careers-w513787

 

White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-hides-troop-numbers-iraq-syria-afghanistan-030637699.html

 

Women accusing Trump demand Congress investigate misconduct claims

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/11/women-accusing-trump-demand-congress-investigate-sexual-misconduct?CMP=edit_2221

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/trump-accused-sexual-misconduct.html?emc=edit_cn_20171212&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/three-women-reassert-allegations-of-sexual-harassment-against-president-trump/2017/12/11/9aa208a2-de96-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html?utm_term=.16a54a1c0377

 

Trump blames Democrats for “fabricated stories” of sexual misconduct

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/trump-sexual-misconduct-women-democrats?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=256343&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

White House’s new lie about the women accusing the president of sexual abuse

https://thinkprogress.org/the-white-houses-audacious-new-lie-about-the-women-accusing-the-president-of-sexual-abuse-fe7187f24282/

 

The other, mostly forgotten, time that Trump bragged about sexual harassment

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-stern-sexual-harassment-d1ed16801f43/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

The State Department accidentally promoted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. Chaos ensued.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-state-department-accidentally-promoted-trumps-mar-a-lago-then-chaos-ensued

 

Trump escalates his criticism of the news media, fueling national debate

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/trump-news-media-new-york-times.html?emc=edit_cn_20171212&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Yes, the truth still matters

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/opinion/truth-matters-trump-fake-news.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171212&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

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