Today's news -- June 2, 2017

 

 

 

Scott, Legislature agree to hold special session next week

Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders have struck a deal on a three-day special session of the Legislature, tentatively set for June 7-9 in Tallahassee. The session will include proposed legislation dealing with public education, Enterprise Florida, VISIT Florida and medical marijuana, according to a Capitol source. The surprise announcement comes as Scott is preparing his veto message on the new $82.4 billion state budget. The joint announcement signals the strong possibility of a broad-based deal involving the priorities of the governor and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, who have clashed for several months over the future of Enterprise Florida and VISIT Florida -- Scott's two pillars of job creation and tourism promotion that Corcoran has decried as wasteful and inefficient. In addition, Corcoran's staff has been talking with Scott's advisers over how to find a middle ground that would include Scott's signing HB 7069, a sweeping education policy bill and a Corcoran priority that surfaced with only a few days left in the session. Scott, Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, scheduled the announcement for 10 a.m. today at Terminal F at Miami International Airport.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/gov-rick-scott-legislative-leaders-reach-special-session-deal/2325957

 

Leon superintendent calls for Scott to veto HB 7069

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/06/01/hanna-calls-scott-veto-hb-7069/360224001/

 

Parent: Two final exams for the same course? Blame school grades formula

http://extracredit.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/06/01/parent-2-final-exams-for-the-same-course-blame-school-grades-formula/

 

Ed school dean: Urban school reform is about land development (not kids)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/answer-sheet/wp/2013/05/28/ed-school-dean-urban-school-reform-is-really-about-land-development-not-kids/

 

The long game of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/06/01/the-long-game-of-education-secretary-betsy-devos/

 

Some hires by DeVos are a stark departure from her reputation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-secretary-hiring-diversity.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170602&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

DeVos applauds Trump for pulling U.S. out of historic climate accord

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/06/01/betsy-devos-applauds-trump-for-pulling-u-s-out-of-historic-climate-accord/

 

Nation's least-funded schools get what they pay for

http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-oklahoma-states-education-funding.html?AMP

 

Few students enroll in $10,000 college degree programs

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-reg-10000-college-degrees-20170525-story.html

 

Threat shuts down college embroiled in racial dispute

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/01/threats-shut-down-college-embroiled-in-racial-dispute/

 

Less than half of Florida counties saw job growth since Great Recession

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/less-than-half-of-florida-counties-saw-job-growth-since-great-recession/2325917?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Sunshine law should remind leaders that Floridians are citizens, not serfs

http://saintpetersblog.com/joe-henderson-sunshine-law-remind-leaders-people-florida-citizens-not-serfs/

 

Private prison industry converts inmates into very profitable commodities

https://miamiherald.relaymedia.com/amp/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fred-grimm/article153910719.html

 

State introduces generous tax breaks for large data centers

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/design-build/florida-introduces-generous-tax-breaks-for-large-data-centers/98403.article

 

Trump’s budget could cut hurricane research. Does Scott care?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/article153823569.html

 

Hurricane season starts with nobody in charge at FEMA or NOAA

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/hurricane-season-starts-with-nobody-in-charge-at-fema-or-noaa/2325887

 

State asks U.S. Supreme Court to save Apalachicola River, oyster industry

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/06/01/irreplaceable-apalachicola-river-at-risk-if-bad-recommendation-followed-florida-tells-us-supreme-court-112469

 

New progressive coalition calls for “millions of jobs”

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20182/new_progressive_coalition_calls_for_millions_of_jobs

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40797-infrastructure-is-about-more-than-roads-and-bridges-inside-the-millions-of-jobs-campaign

 

Super-rich evade on average nearly third of their due tax

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/01/super-rich-evade-on-average-nearly-third-of-their-due-tax?CMP=edit_2221

 

Americans take their time paying taxes, and the government is running out of cash

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/01/americans-are-taking-their-sweet-time-paying-taxes-and-the-government-is-running-out-of-cash/?utm_term=.ac14842008f8&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Unemployment at 16-year low, though job growth is tepid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/business/economy/jobs-report.html?emc=edit_na_20170602&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=cta

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/01/what-to-watch-for-in-the-may-jobs-report/?utm_term=.eb4d4b3a94a9&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-economy%252Bnation&wpmk=1

 

Trump’s cruel war on children

http://flcourier.com/2017/06/president-trumps-cruel-war-on-children/

 

Five things to expect when Comey testifies on Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/01/five-things-to-expect-when-the-ex-fbi-director-testifies-on-russia/

 

Could Trump muzzle Comey? A look at executive privilege

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/comey-testimony-executive-privilege-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Explanations for Kushner’s meeting with head of Russian bank don’t jibe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/explanations-for-kushners-meeting-with-head-of-kremlin-linked-bank-dont-match-up/2017/06/01/dd1bdbb0-460a-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.9675bf9d6d93&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

What all the Russia investigations have done and what could happen next

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/10/us/politics/fbi-congress-trump-russia-investigations.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

How the Trump-Russia data machine games Google to fool Americans

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/how-the-trump-russia-data-machine-games-google-to.html

 

Putin says Russian role in election hacking “theoretically possible”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/world/europe/vladimir-putin-donald-trump-hacking.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/01/putin-says-russian-role-in-election-hacking-theoretically-possible?CMP=edit_2221

 

Russia, our new anti-terror “ally”, is spying inside the U.S. like it’s 1959

http://taskandpurpose.com/russia-spies-inside-america-brutal/

 

Democrats sought inquiry of testimony by Sessions at his confirmation hearing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/democrats-sought-inquiry-of-testimony-by-sessions-at-his-confirmation-hearing.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Nunes is criticized for keeping subpoena power in Russia inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/nunes-house-intelligence-committee-subpoenas.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-cry-foul-as-house-intelligence-chairman-issues-unmasking-subpoenas/2017/06/01/7c9c5040-4708-11e7-98cd-af64b4fe2dfc_story.html?utm_term=.1323d29af5d7&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://thinkprogress.org/nunes-trump-unmasking-susan-rice-russia-ddf6aa80caf3

 

House Russia probe puts witness interviews on hold

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/house-russia-probe-witness-interviews-239045

 

Ex-British party leader is pulled into Trump campaign inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/world/europe/nigel-farage-fbi-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170601&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

White House waivers may have violated ethics rules

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/stephen-bannon-white-house-ethics-waivers.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

Trump rule could deny birth control coverage to hundreds of thousands

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/birth-control-women-trump-health-care.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170601&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump's rollback of birth control rights will run into a legal buzzsaw

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-contraception-20170601-story.html

 

Trump’s budget slashes child care for military families

https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-budget-slashes-child-care-for-military-families-40ee74f0435

 

Republican senators consider a tax on employer-based health plans

https://thinkprogress.org/trumpcare-employer-plans-2e1a2ddac5c7

 

Rubio keeping a low profile on health care

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/gen-politics/sen-marco-rubio-keeping-low-profile-health-care/pWM481M7xP1kPHYjcf6NFI/

 

White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/02/federal-agencies-oversight-requests-democrats-white-house-239034

 

White House wooing conservatives on infrastructure plan

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/white-house-conservatives-infrastructure-plan-239036

 

Organize Florida activists protest Trump infrastructure plan

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170601/organize-florida-activists-protest-trump-infrastructure-plan?start=2

 

Mulvaney trashes CBO, ignores $2 trillion error in his own work

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/2edbec433383

 

Trump turns to Supreme Court to move forward on travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-supreme-court.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trump-turns-to-supreme-court-to-move-forward-on-travel-ban/2017/06/01/f2be9456-46d9-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.86bb8f6f5ba4&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

When America barred Italians

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/opinion/illegal-immigration-italian-americans.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170602&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump takes U.S. out of climate deal, sparks criticism at home and abroad

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-announce-us-will-exit-paris-climate-deal/2017/06/01/fbcb0196-46da-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.31b3c82e1997&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/trump-paris-climate-agreement.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1&_r=0

 

Nine reasons Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement doesn’t make sense

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/06/01/all-the-reasons-that-trumps-withdrawal-from-the-paris-climate-agreement-doesnt-make-sense/?utm_term=.02948d0a17a1&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Obama’s harsh words for Trump after Paris withdrawal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/06/01/obamas-harsh-words-for-trump-after-paris-withdrawal/?utm_term=.d8af65dfe2bd&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/1/15726958/obama-paris-agreement-trump-statement

 

Bucking Trump, these cities, states and companies commit to Paris accord

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/american-cities-climate-standards.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/climate-alliance-washington-california-new-york-239038

 

“Climate change is real”: Many U.S. companies lament Paris accord exit

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/business/climate-change-tesla-corporations-paris-accord.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/02/elon-musk-and-disney-boss-quit-trumps-business-panel-over-paris-pullout?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=228882&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump turns his back on the world

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-turns-his-back-on-the-planet/2017/06/01/d581afb4-4624-11e7-98cd-af64b4fe2dfc_story.html?utm_term=.d43d09ae2d10&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/trump-paris-climate-change-agreement.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170602&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-abdicating-all-the-countrys-moral-power/2017/06/01/709ad08a-4705-11e7-98cd-af64b4fe2dfc_story.html?utm_term=.e162c70d2349&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/trump-gratuitously-rejects-the-paris-climate-accord.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170602&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/trump-paris-climate-accord.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170602&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-another-trump-rant-and-foolish-decision-on-climate-change/2325924?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article153960639.html

 

Trump says goodbye to the Paris climate agreement. Here’s what that means.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/01/trump-says-goodbye-to-the-paris-climate-agreement-heres-what-that-means/?utm_term=.cea24eea5ce2&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Why Trump actually pulled out of Paris

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/01/why-trump-actually-pulled-out-of-paris-215218

 

Trump, prioritizing economy over climate, cites disputed premises

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/fact-check-climate-change-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Fact-checking Trump’s claims on the Paris climate change deal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/06/01/fact-checking-president-trumps-claims-on-the-paris-climate-change-deal/?utm_term=.9dafa4986270&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

After fiery debate, Trump “stayed where he’s always been”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-trumps-climate-decision-after-fiery-debate-he-stayed-where-hes-always-been/2017/06/01/e4acb27e-46db-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_parisreconstruct-850pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.667a6a55e1f8

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/ivanka-trump-climate-deal-239041

 

Trump’s exit from Paris climate deal makes an already tough target harder to hit

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-move-makes-already-tough-target-harder-to-hit/2017/06/01/6bbca3f8-4706-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.e4d4b973d54f&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

The Weather Channel is not holding back when it comes to climate change

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/weather-channel-climate-change-trump_us_593073c1e4b010df62cc7950?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%20060217&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%20060217+CID_e415768c4908bb614c17c42b76b47b1f&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=isnt%20holding%20back&ncid=newsltushpmgnewsThe%20Morning%20Email%20060217

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/06/01/the_weather_channel_s_response_to_trump_s_paris_agreement_pullout_was_potent.html

 

Health experts are furious with Trump for pulling out of climate agreement

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-paris-climate-health-20170601-htmlstory.html

https://www.thenation.com/article/your-brain-on-climate-change/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Scientists just published an entire study refuting Pruitt on climate change

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/24/scientists-just-published-an-entire-study-refuting-scott-pruitt-on-climate-change/

 

Carbon pollution is suffocating ocean life and speeding up the next mass extinction

https://thinkprogress.org/oxygen-levels-falling-2-to-3-times-faster-than-predicted-in-our-warming-oceans-7c1e9b48cd42

 

The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/01/republican-senators-paris-climate-deal-energy-donations

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2017/6/1/15726726/trump-paris-climate-agreement-republicans

 

Trump has ditched the world in favor of Big Oil's titans

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/01/donald-trump-has-ditched-the-world-in-favor-of-big-oils-titans

 

Trump wants a better deal than Paris on climate. What’s better than “non-binding”?

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2017/6/1/15727024/trump-pulls-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal-non-binding

 

Trump hands the Chinese a gift: the chance for global leadership

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/us/politics/climate-accord-trump-china-global-leadership.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

“This is a huge mistake”: Florida politicians react to Trump’s exit from climate deal

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article153888449.html

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/florida-reaction-to-trump-decision-to-back-out-of-paris-accord/2325896

http://www.cltampa.com/news-views/environment/article/20863356/people-are-pretty-pissed-about-trump-pulling-out-of-the-paris-climate-deal-especially-in-florida

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/weather/florida-fate-tied-paris-climate-accord-activists-say/XGOnboNX6mNBaLgki0nTuI/

 

Trump’s decision to pull out of global climate agreement sparks Miami protest

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article153951614.html

 

Trump’s radical departure from postwar foreign policy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-could-spur-the-rise-of-a-new-not-so-liberal-world-order/2017/06/01/1e9aeff2-4707-11e7-98cd-af64b4fe2dfc_story.html?utm_term=.a8de73eb5cfc&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/6/1/15719968/trump-paris-climate-agreement-world

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/01/donald-trump-paris-climate-deal-pullout-us-impact

 

Trump opts not to move embassy to Jerusalem, at least for now

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/world/middleeast/israel-embassy-jerusalem-trump.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

How Cuba policy, and its inevitable drama, ensnared Trump’s White House

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article153885819.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/01/trumps-cuba-policy-travel-and-u-s-business-dealings-likely-more-moderate/362089001/

 

Trump's Cuba plans would reward Rubio, Diaz-Balart

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/trumps-cuba-plans-would-reward-marco-rubio-mario-diaz-balart/2325843?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY%20BUZZ_USE%20THIS%20ONE_Clone%20first&utm_email=45aa1938894299880b05358626

 

Trump would face hurdles rolling back Obama's outreach to Cuba

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/tampa-observers-say-trump-would-face-hurdles-rolling-back-obamas-outreach/2325897

 

How a shift in U.S. policy could affect travel to Cuba

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/travel/how-a-shift-in-us-policy-could-affect-travel-to-cuba.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170601&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

This is what Trump’s swamp looks like

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/06/01/this-is-what-trumps-swamp-looks-like/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.b5099f43c368

 

Trump awarded a new Chinese trademark, this time for catering

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/business/trump-china-trademark.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump’s shoes looks for cheaper labor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/business/ivanka-trump-china-shoes-factory-hours.html?emc=edit_cn_20170602&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Price bought drug stocks. Then he pushed Pharma’s agenda in Australia.

https://www.propublica.org/article/tom-price-bought-drug-stocks-then-he-pushed-pharma-agenda-in-australia

 

 

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