Today's news -- January 5, 2017

 

 

New accounting method creates tension between Polk district, teachers * (Marianne Capoziello quoted)
http://www.newschief.com/news/20170104/new-accounting-method-creates-tension-between-polk-school-district-teachers

 

Orange tries to limit out-of-school suspensions (Wendy Doromal quoted)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-primary-grade-suspensions-20170104-story.html

 

Unions raise money to support school staff post-hurricane (SJEA, SJESA and AFT mentioned)
http://staugustine.com/news-local-news/2017-01-05/unions-raise-money-support-school-staff-post-hurricane

 

Two State Board of Education seats vacant as next meeting approaches

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/01/two-florida-board-of-education-seats-vacant-as-next-meeting-approaches.html

 

Freshman House member, still a college student, files bills on tuition, scholarships

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/freshman-florida-house-member-still-a-college-student-files-bills-on/2308413

 

Florida ranks 29th in nation on education quality on annual report card

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-florida-education-quality-annual-report-20170104-story.html

 

Will Trump’s Supreme Court reverse fair-share fees? Unions’ foes hope so

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/19776/will_trumps_supreme_court_reverse_fair_share_fees_unions_foes_hope_so

 

Charters in Michigan: A for-profit bonanza, sponsored by the DeVos family

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/01/05/the-rotten-state-of-charter-schools-in-michigan-a-for-profit-bonanza/

 

Senate meeting on gun bills called off

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/04/senate-meeting-gun-bills-called-off/96175930/

http://saintpetersblog.com/hearing-gun-bills-postponed-senate-cancels-judiciary-committee-meeting/

 

Pension fund projections could be too rosy

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Pension%20fund%20projections%20could%20be%20too%20rosy

 

South Florida continues to lead Obamacare sign-ups

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article124589289.html

 

Rubio votes to begin dismantling health care law despite concerns

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/04/marco-rubio-votes-begin-dismantling-health-care-law-despite-concerns/96174622/

 

Diaz-Balart says repealing Obamacare will help the economy

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/04/us-rep-mario-diaz-balart-says-repealing-obamacare-help-economy/96168652/

 

“Human error” derails state Supreme Court's death penalty ruling

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/typo-upends-florida-supreme-courts-death-penalty-ruling/2308426

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Bizarre%20Court%20action%20adds%20to%20death%20penalty%20confusion

 

Is Scott co-opting judicial nominating process?

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/229751-rick-scott-judicial-nominating

 

House bill would affect public records lawsuits

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/229769-house-bill-public-records

 

Conditions that form more hurricanes also protect U.S., study finds

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/science/hurricanes-us.html?emc=edit_th_20170105&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Obama fights for health law as Republicans stand firm on vow to repeal

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/with-a-floridian-at-side-obama-brings-obamacare-fight-to-capitol/2308380

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/politics/obama-democrats-affordable-care-act.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170104&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/04/democrats-trump-will-make-america-sick-again/?utm_term=.ef774a716668&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-obamacare-gop-faces-the-pottery-barn-rule-you-break-it-you-own-it/2017/01/04/61717d00-d2b8-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.4caf03e067b8&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

GOP airs Obamacare divisions in Pence meeting

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/republicans-obamacare-pence-233205

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obama-to-huddle-with-democrats-on-protecting-his-signature-health-care-law/2017/01/04/34b655e8-d1f9-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.0aec3be3cd9d&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/politics/obama-democrats-affordable-care-act.html?_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/affordable-care-act-congress-repeal-plan.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/the-plan-to-repeal-obamacare-might-be-collapsing-already.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Intelligencer%20-%20January%204%2C%202017&utm_term=Subscription%20List%20-%20Daily%20Intelligencer%20%281%20Year%29

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/01/04/the-battle-over-obamcare-repeal-starts-right-now-are-republicans-going-wobbly/?utm_term=.8cf93604e484&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Paul will oppose Republican budget resolution against Obamacare

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/04/rand-paul-will-oppose-republican-budget-resolution-against-obamacare/?utm_term=.a1629eba3ed6&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump takes on Democrats and health care law in a new Twitter blitz

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/us/politics/trump-takes-on-democrats-and-health-care-law-in-a-new-twitter-blitz.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170105&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Republicans are courting disaster on health care

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/opinion/republicans-are-courting-disaster-on-health-care.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170105&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/the-gop-health-care-hoax.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170105&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/the-health-care-plan-trump-voters-really-want.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170105&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

A lesson in ethics

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-a-lesson-in-ethics/2308430

 

In farewell to military, Obama urges America to uphold its values

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/04/in-farewell-to-military-obama-urges-america-to-uphold-its-values/?utm_term=.cd9fb65ce021&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

The farewell message Obama wishes he could give

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-farewell-message-obama-wishes-he-could-give-youre-welcome/2017/01/04/58deaf62-d2c4-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.a00679a56ecb&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

House panel recommends cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, reigniting debate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-panel-recommends-cutting-funding-for-planned-parenthood-reigniting-old-debate/2017/01/04/3755fd78-d2b5-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.645ac7317352&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Biden: Hill Democrats must stop “abuse of power”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/biden-abuse-power-democrats-233206

 

Biden to tackle broad range of cancer issues, including drug prices

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/04/biden-to-tackle-cancer-drug-prices-as-part-of-post-white-house-moonshot-work/?utm_term=.13ddc7d3ac10&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s criticism of intelligence on Russia is dividing Hill GOP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-criticism-of-intelligence-on-russia-is-dividing-hill-gop/2017/01/04/1ffc1a04-d2a1-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.a1d1984f0c92&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trumps-team-tries-to-stifle-rift-on-russia-233203

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/04/republicans-break-donald-trump-tweet-julian-assange-dnc-hacks?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=207117&subid=7590566&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1

 

Trump and Assange, an unlikely pair, unite to sow hacking doubts

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/politics/julian-assange-donald-trump.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170105&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-julian-assange-evolved-from-pariah-to-paragon/2017/01/04/2a3ea6e6-d2b8-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.bbc2f8966bf2&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Stop trying to hush up the truth about election hacking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stop-trying-to-hush-up-the-truth-about-election-hacking/2017/01/04/bf8c286a-d2ac-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.c37076ce7caf&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump to face sworn deposition

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-to-face-sworn-deposition-in-coming-days-233202

 

Democrats target “troublesome” Trump Cabinet nominees

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/05/democrats-prepare-for-confirmation-battle-over-troublesome-trump-cabinet-nominees?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=207117&subid=7590566&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1

 

CEO of chain that underpays, mistreats workers to lead the Labor Department

https://thinkprogress.org/puzder-labor-abuses-f235d772bc8c#.vxygfu9kt

 

Durbin wary of Sessions' history on race

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/senate-durbin-sessions-233204

 

Activists want Nelson to delay confirmation hearing on Sessions

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/229743-activists-want-bill-nelson-delay-confirmation-hearing-ag-nominee-jeff-sessions

 

 

 

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