Today's news -- December 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

Book-banning — a crusade for Florida's simplest minds

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/sfl-book-banning-a-crusade-for-floridas-simplest-minds-opinion-20171206-story.html

 

Broward teachers getting raises of up to 3.51 percent (Anna Fusco quoted)
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-broward-teacher-contract-2017-story.html

https://www.local10.com/education/bcps-broward-teachers-union-announce-3-tentative-contract-agreements

 

Hillsborough teachers not impressed with bonus offer (Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins quoted)
http://www.wmnf.org/hillsborough-teachers-not-impressed-bonus-offer/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/Henderson-Some-basic-facts-about-Hillsborough-s-teacher-pay-imbroglio_163346638

 

With a single word, Hillsborough School Board member enrages teachers again (RJ Forsythe and Kaitlin Vaccarello quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/12/07/with-a-single-word-susan-valdes-enrages-teachers-again/

 

Citrus School Board ups salary scale (CCEA mentioned)
http://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/school-board-ups-salary-scale/article_12df05a0-daef-11e7-89ca-936a004c11bd.html

 

Is a contract deal near for Pasco school employees? (USEP mentioned)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/12/06/is-a-contract-deal-near-for-pasco-county-school-employees/

 

Teachers union president arrested at immigration rally in Washington (Karla Hernandez-Mats mentioned)
https://www.local10.com/news/politics/teachers-union-president-arrested-at-immigration-rally-in-washington

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dreamers-protest-arrests-luis-gutierrez_us_5a287a60e4b0b185e5393969

 

Florida GOP is trying to bust all labor unions — except cops — again (Karla Hernandez-Mats quoted)
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-gop-union-busting-bill-filed-for-2018-9885698

 

Campus security focus of Sarasota schools’ town hall (SC/TA mentioned)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171206/campus--security-focus-of-schools-town-hall

 

Bus driver shortage causing delays for Osceola students

http://www.aroundosceola.com/bus-driver-shortage-causing-delays-for-students/

 

Efforts to reduce standardized testing succeeded in many school districts in 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/12/06/efforts-to-reduce-standardized-testing-succeeded-in-many-school-districts-in-2017-heres-why-and-how/?utm_term=.4abdf9fed476

 

Worried about the drop in U.S. scores on international literacy test? Well, stop it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/12/05/worried-about-the-drop-in-u-s-scores-on-international-literacy-test-well-stop-it/?utm_term=.9274658d7697

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/12/05/u-s-schoolchildren-tumble-in-international-reading-exam-rankings-worrying-educators/?utm_term=.5f5372caa7f9

 

What the latest research really says about LGBTQ youth in schools

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/12/06/what-the-latest-research-really-says-about-lgbtq-youth-in-schools/?utm_term=.3c977c4c45b9

 

Grad students arrested during tax protest at Ryan’s office

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/12/05/grad-students-arrested-during-tax-protest-at-speaker-ryans-office/?utm_term=.e543898c02a6

 

GOP changes to Higher Education Act could hurt victims of sexual assault

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-changes-to-higher-education-act-could-hurt-victims-of-sexual-assault-advocates-say-340019c26e80/

 

How Harvard’s hypocrisy could hurt your union

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/opinion/harvard-graduate-union.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171207&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=14&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Georgetown University refuses to recognize graduate student union

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/12/06/georgetown-university-refuses-to-recognize-graduate-student-union/?utm_term=.5b9a639966c2

 

Galvano says it could be January before Latvala case is resolved

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/06/bill-galvano-says-it-could-be-january-before-latvala-harassment-case-is-resolved/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20100517&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Corcoran tells C-SPAN audience Latvala “heading toward expulsion”

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/06/corcoran-tells-c-span-audience-latvala-heading-toward-expulsion/

 

Bradley says “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct, intimidation

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/06/bradley-says-zero-tolerance-for-sexual-misconduct-intimidation-137087

 

Taddeo becomes first Senate Democrat to call for Latvala’s resignation

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/06/taddeo-becomes-first-senate-democrat-to-call-for-latvalas-resignation-137477

 

Like him or not, Latvala deserves a fair hearing

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/Romano-Like-him-or-not-Latvala-deserves-a-fair-hearing-_163349806

 

New bill could help those with convictions restore voting and gun rights

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-12-01/new-florida-bill-could-help-those-convictions-restore-voting-and-gun-rights

http://news.wfsu.org/post/bipartisan-pair-lawmakers-want-judicial-alternative-restore-former-felons-rights

 

At Disney, battles over $10 wages and 50-cent raises help tell Orlando's economy

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-disney-world-unions-wages-orlando-scott-maxwell-20171206-story.html

 

Tougher texting-while-driving law gains House speaker's support

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/06/tougher-texting-while-driving-law-gains-house-speakers-support/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20100517&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/florida-politics-blog/fl-reg-texting-while-driving-20171206-story.html

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171206/police-could-pull-florida-drivers-over-for-texting-under-proposed-law

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/latest-deaths-rise-state-out-toughen-texting-while-driving-law/uQpSuWjOc1hAu6y2BZWzgJ/

 

Florida synagogues challenge FEMA over Irma disaster relief

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-synagogues-challenge-fema-over-irma-disaster-relief/fEXRyvCJNpMiOyXSariAjL/

 

Still waiting for flood insurance fix

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-Still-waiting-for-flood-insurance-fix_163315347?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Puerto Rican population growth reshapes Central Florida

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/classified/realestate/os-bz-florida-county-puerto-rican-population-growth-20171207-story.html

 

Women’s March Florida plans statewide events in January

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/251150-womens-march-florida-announces-statewide-events-january

 

Stronger labor unions could do a lot of good

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2017-12-06/stronger-labor-unions-could-do-a-lot-of-good?__twitter_impression=true

 

Trump asks Supreme Court to overrule precedent helping unions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-overrule-precedent-helping-unions/2017/12/06/64794b1a-dabc-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.cd1e8780dcfe

 

Ryan says GOP to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/?utm_term=.e2564c3fbf4c&__twitter_impression=true

https://thinkprogress.org/paul-ryan-tax-cuts-medicare-medicaid-f87d810ad5b9/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Republicans move to resolve tax bill differences as cost concerns loom

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/republicans-move-to-resolve-tax-bill-differences-as-cost-concerns-loom.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/mitch-mccconnell-state-income-tax-282110?lo=ap_c2

 

As Republicans iron out their tax bill, expect a sweeter deal for corporations

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/12/6/16737784/republican-conference-committee-tax-bill?__twitter_impression=true

 

Lobbyists push GOP in last-minute scramble to save tax breaks

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/07/lobbyists-tax-breaks-mortgage-211496

 

Tax bill is likely to undo health insurance mandate, Republicans say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/tax-bill-obamacare-mandate-collins.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Rubio should fight for better child tax credit, group says

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/06/marco-rubio-should-fight-for-better-child-tax-credit-group-says/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20100517&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/12/liberal-research-institute-urges-gop-leadership-to-include-rubio-amendment-in-tax-bill.html

 

Will Rubio go to the mat this time?

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/07/will-marco-rubio-go-to-the-mat-this-time/

 

Florida bond deals could lose billions under Republican tax overhaul

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/12/07/florida-bond-deals-could-lose-billions-under-republican-tax-overhaul

 

After cutting taxes, Trump looking to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-cutting-taxes-trump-looking-to-localities-to-raise-revenue-for-inftrastructure/2017/12/06/9078c230-d379-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.999651c52af8

 

Warren: Three ways to remake the American economy for all

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/06/elizabeth-warren-monopolies-american-economy?__twitter_impression=true

 

Obamacare sign-ups defy Trump’s sabotage campaign

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/12/7/16738058/obamacare-sign-ups-trump-sabotage?__twitter_impression=true

 

Flynn said Russian sanctions would be “ripped up,” whistleblower says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/michael-flynn-russia-sanctions-ripped-up-whistleblower.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/michael-flynn-texted-nuclear-plans-whistleblower-282070

 

Trump Jr. cites attorney-client privilege in not answering questions about his father

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/donald-trump-privilege-questions-284841

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-jr-grilled-about-russian-contacts-by-house-intelligence-committee/2017/12/06/1256eb92-daa5-11e7-b859-fb0995360725_story.html?utm_term=.fdcf1ac51170

 

Trump funder discussed trade, terrorism with Russian banker in Seychelles

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/erik-prince-discussed-trade-terrorism-with-russian-banker-in-seychelles-interview-transcript-says/2017/12/06/9f99836c-dac2-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.31c8e34457d5

 

Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/republicans-hammer-mueller-fbi-as-russia-investigation-intensifies/2017/12/06/4a6097ca-dabb-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.aed58a787960

 

Gaetz, DeSantis, Yoho: FBI must investigate Clinton

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/06/gaetz-desantis-yoho-fbi-must-investigate-clinton/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20100517&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Appeals court considers legality of latest Trump travel ban

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/appeals-court-judges-hear-arguments-on-third-iteration-of-trump-travel-ban/2017/12/06/83249ab2-daa6-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.77e453b7abf6

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/trump-travel-ban-appeals-court-285254

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-travel-ban-9thcircuit-20171206-story.html

 

Tucson police chief: Sessions’ immigrant policies will make cities more dangerous

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/opinion/tucson-police-immigration-jeff-sessions.html?emc=edit_th_20171207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

When the truth is unconstitutional

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/opinion/abortion-supreme-court-speech-california.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171207&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Warrantless surveillance can continue even if law expires, officials say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/warrantless-surveillance-legislation-section-702.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

House votes to sharply expand concealed-carry gun rights

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/house-concealed-carry-guns-nra-reciprocity.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-passes-bill-to-let-gun-owners-to-carry-concealed-weapons-across-state-lines/2017/12/06/844bd7b2-dad2-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.f1635a50f32f

 

“Good guys with guns” can be dangerous, too. Don’t gut concealed carry laws.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/12/06/good-guys-with-guns-can-be-dangerous-too-dont-gut-concealed-carry-laws/?utm_term=.e39020e0155e

 

VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/homeless-veterans-benefits-trump-207781

 

Trump pick to head consumer safety board seen as too close to industries

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/health/consumer-safety-buerkle-gop.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The environmental scandal in Pruitt’s backyard

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/06/scott-pruitt-tar-creek-oklahoma-investigation-215854

 

In rare move, tribes join to file lawsuit against Trump over Bears Ears

http://kutv.com/news/local/in-rare-move-5-tribes-join-to-file-lawsuit-against-president-trump-over-bears-ears

 

Trump’s radical monuments reduction will sully precious lands

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-radical-monuments-reduction-will-sully-precious-lands/2017/12/06/23b93224-da18-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.512c77217771

 

Elections vs. auctions: Yet another way in which there’s too much money in politics

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/12/07/elections-vs-auctions-yet-another-way-in-which-theres-too-much-money-in-politics/?utm_term=.46248f166966

 

Stopping sexual abuse on the job begins with empowering workers

https://www.thenation.com/article/stopping-sexual-abuse-on-the-job-begins-with-empowering-workers/

 

The most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/12/06/the-most-accurate-climate-change-models-predict-the-most-alarming-consequences-study-claims/?utm_term=.7cc6b8b7f482

 

 

 

 

 

 

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