Today's news -- March 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

Another budget showdown looms over teacher bonuses *

While both the House and Senate are interested in more than quadrupling funding to expand the “Best and Brightest” teacher bonus program next year, only the House actually proposes a dollar figure in its budget proposal. Both chambers’ education budget plans were unveiled Tuesday in advance of the full budget roll-out this week. The House plan calls for $214 million in the 2017-18 budget for the teacher bonuses, up from the $49 million the Legislature allocated this year. But the Senate proposal zeros out the program funding -- setting up another year of negotiations over the controversial program. “That’s part of the process; this is not the first go-around with that in dealing with the Senate,” said Hialeah Republican Manny Diaz Jr., the House Pre-K-12 education budget chairman. “That’s par for the course.” Senate Pre-K-12 Education budget chairman David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, revealed in February that lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol were interested in expanding the “Best and Brightest” program so that teachers could be eligible in more ways than just their SAT/ACT score from high school and so that principals could also qualify for bonus dollars. Two policy bills have been filed in the Senate to expand “Best and Brightest” for teachers and principals, but both bills have gotten zero attention so far. And they both have long odds of passing the chamber; each has four committee stops, when most bills get three. (The bills are SB 1410 from Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville — which is identical to Diaz’s bill — and SB 1552 from Simmons.) However, the program could still expand next year even without the legislation. Lawmakers could detail the policy in proviso language in the budget — which is what they did in 2015 when the program was created and again last year when policy bills stalled in the Senate.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article141404304.html

 

Property tax debate looms for education budget *

The House and Senate made opening bids Tuesday on boosting public-school spending, with the Senate unveiling a proposal to increase per-student funding by roughly 10 times what the House is offering. But the upper chamber’s heftier increase is built in large part on allowing local property taxes to increase with property values, something that is a non-starter for the House and could become a major sticking point as lawmakers attempt to wrap up the annual legislative session by its scheduled May 5 conclusion. The proposal from Sen. David Simmons, an Altamonte Springs Republican who chairs the Senate’s education budget-writing subcommittee, would boost per-student spending by 2.9 percent, or almost $210 a head, in the budget year that will begin July 1. But about $191 of that would come from local property taxes, which are part of the state’s school-funding formula. Meeting with his subcommittee Tuesday morning, and perhaps anticipating the House’s reaction, Simmons brushed away criticisms that accounting for the increased property values’ effect on taxes amounted to a hike. He pointed out that the tax rate would not change. “We’ve kept that at the same (level) and believe that keeping the millage rate the same is not a tax increase,” Simmons said. In building the budget for the current spending year, which ends June 30, lawmakers lowered the state’s portion of the property tax rate for schools to essentially offset any increase in property values for education. Gov. Rick Scott and others touted the change as a tax cut, because the tax rate fell, although it kept the actual taxes collected at the same amount. House leaders have repeatedly said this year that they will not allow property-tax bills to go up because of rising values. As a result, the House education proposal unveiled late Monday would provide a 0.3 percent spending increase, or roughly $19 a student. Another $509.8 million would be devoted to rolling back the tax rate so that property taxes would stay flat. Asked whether there might be room to negotiate, Simmons’ House counterpart pointed to something House Speaker Richard Corcoran told a reporter for the Tallahassee bureau shared by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. “I think the speaker was quoted as saying ‘hell no’ on raising taxes, so I’m just going to defer to his quote,” said Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/property-tax-debate-looms-for-florida-education-budget/1UotVGaiMvPRDyRWQayREM/

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-senate-prek-12-appopriations-chair-proposes-increases-in/2318172

 

House would add $200 million for charter schools

The House public education budget would be extra kind to charter schools next year, pumping $200 million into charters specifically targeting children stuck in persistently low-performing classrooms. The money would provide grants to “charter school networks with a proven track record of serving specifically low-income students and successfully closing the achievement gap,” said Manny Diaz Jr., chairman of the PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee. Separate legislation to provide the details — including how to target the students most in need — is still being worked out, he added. “We have a school that has failed for 10 years. Every aspect of the turnaround process has been tried there,” Diaz said. “This is intensive care,” he said. “This is one of those intensive tools to go after that.” An analysis of school performance as of the 2015-16 school year showed that 495 — 15 percent of the total — scored D or F on their evaluations, Diaz told committee members. Sixty were “persistently low-performing” — meaning they’d lagged for five years or more. Students attending those schools number 33,400 students, he said. Democrats expressed skepticism, worried about spending public dollars outside public classrooms.

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234902-house-schools

 

Concern mounts over textbook, coding bills as they gain steam in Legislature

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/concern-mounts-over-textbook-coding-bills-as-they-gain-steam-in-florida/2318178

 

House's school recess bill no longer requires daily recess

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/houses-school-recess-no-longer-requires-daily-recess/2318228

http://saintpetersblog.com/house-panel-approves-scaled-back-version-school-recess-bill/

http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-committee-passes-watered-down-recess-bill

 

“Religious liberties” measures diverge, but advance

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article138512413.html

 

How much extra cash will Manatee teachers see in their wallets? (Pat Barber quoted)
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/education/article141319083.html

 

Hernando district decisions raise questions of transparency (Ron Meyer quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/recent-hernando-school-district-decisions-raise-questions-of-transparency/2318269

 

Help for Florida teachers failing state test, but will state's solution save them?

http://www.abcactionnews.com/longform/state-to-help-teachers-failing-florida-teacher-test

 

Lead exposure alters the trajectory of children’s lives decades later, study finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/28/lead-exposure-alters-the-trajectory-of-childrens-lives-decades-later-study-finds/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.da8907c8d3c6

 

Ivanka Trump, DeVos promote STEM careers (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://www.tbo.com/ap/entertainment/ivanka-trump-education-secretary-devos-promote-stem-careers-ap_entertainment3adfbd0c03a940588c91d2287aa7c8f3

 

Welcome to the private evangelical school of DeVos' dreams

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58d9612de4b018c46069f605/amp?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PoliticsNewsOnTheHuffingtonPost+%28Politics+News+on+The+Huffington+Post%29&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=feedburner

 

Senate panel OKs $600 million in higher-ed money

The Florida Senate wants to boost higher-education funding by hundreds of millions of dollars next year, with more than half of the money going to student financial aid, including an expansion of Bright Futures merit scholarships and a dramatic increase in need-based assistance. In support of Senate President Joe Negron’s effort to elevate Florida’s universities, Higher Education Appropriations Chairman Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, outlined a plan Tuesday to increase spending for the 12 state universities by $313 million, or an 11 percent increase, while also boosting student scholarships and financial aid by $320 million, or 61 percent. The proposal includes a $180 million boost in the Bright Futures program, which would bring funding to a total of $397 million in the 2017-18 academic year. The increase would be aimed at 45,000 top-performing students who qualify as “academic scholars” and would cover all their tuition and fees. The scholarship currently only covers about half of the $200 average per-credit hour cost for classes. The increase would also provide $300 each for the fall and spring semesters to pay for textbooks for academic scholars. It would allow the Bright Futures scholars to take classes in the summer. While Bright Futures is awarded based on academic performance, the Senate plan would also dramatically increase funding for the Florida “student assistance grants,” the state’s largest need-based aid program.

http://jacksonville.com/metro/2017-03-28/senate-committee-oks-more-600-million-higher-ed-money?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

College system bill passes House panel, offering contrasts A bill revising Florida’s community college system breezed through a Florida House committee Tuesday, setting up potential negotiations with a similar Florida Senate bill that recently cleared a key committee with some critical differences. House Bill 929 does little to change anything currently going on in the Florida College System but sets out to establish parameters to prevent the system from evolving from the current formula, which has been winning nation recognition as a model for both workforce-ready education and transfers to state universities. The bill would emphasize that the primary missions of Florida’s colleges is its 2+2 system for providing college students with their first two years of college toward a four-year bachelor’s degree they can finish at a state university, and its workforce demand-driven associates of science programs and technical certificate programs preparing students for immediate job needs in a community. The bill consequently sets a cap on how much Florida’s 28 state colleges can offer in four-year bachelor of science degrees, at 20 percent of the statewide system’s student body. It also forbids colleges from offering four-year bachelor of arts degrees. And it calls for a task force to be created and report next fall on whether the colleges should continue to be run by the Florida State Board of Education, or under a new system set up just for colleges. Those limits would not appear to cause any current concerns, since Florida’s colleges’ bachelor of science programs only account for about 4 percent of the system’s student body, and no Florida state college currently offers any bachelor of arts degrees. Yet some of the bills provisions, including the 20 percent cap, are divergences from the original bill, changes sponsor Republican state Rep. Jake Rayburn of Valrico said have been made as a result of concerns raised by college officials and others in earlier hearings. And that puts them at odds with the companion Senate Bill 374, which was approved two weeks ago by the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, setting the cap at 15 percent of all degrees, and creating a new governing board, the Florida State Board of Community Colleges. “We are very proud of what our Florida college system does, and the opportunities it provides to Floridians to get a good education, and many times that leads to a good-paying job,” Rayburn said. “The bills originated in the Senate and we are working with our partners in the Senate to come up with a product that is good for the Florida College System.” Some college officials had bristled with strong opposition at the earlier proposal for a 15 percent cap and some of the other provisions included in an earlier bill, but offered less resistance to the 20 percent cap and some of the other changes discussed Tuesday in the House committee. “Compared to what we’ve seen, it’s a much better product,” said Marshall Ogletree, interim executive director of the United Faculty of Florida.

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234872-college-system-bill-passes-house-panel-offering-contrasts-senate-version

 

FAMU trustees move forward with plan to hire consultant on presidential profile

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/28/famu-trustees-move-forrward-plan-hire-consultant-presidential-profile/99743332/

 

Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-rollins-investigate-free-speech-20170328-story,amp.html

 

Georgia Senate passes “campus carry” gun bill

http://www.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-senate-passes-campus-carry-gun-bill/of3OSvT3Mf50Py4VbLBe9J/

 

League of Women Voters concerned about CRC

The League of Women Voters is preparing to voice concerns regarding the state Constitution Revision Commission ahead of their first public meeting in Orlando. The CRC is a 37 member appointed board that meets every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration.  The League is a part of a coalition of groups along with Planned Parenthood, Equality Florida, and others who “fear proposed rules and rushed meetings create roadblocks to meaningful public participation” and not that “The first public hearing of the CRC, set for Wednesday evening in Orlando, was scheduled with almost no public notice, without any coordination with commission members to determine their availability to attend, and prior to adoption of rules of procedure.” The first meeting of the CRC is scheduled to take place at 5PM at the University of Central Florida as part of its “Floridians Speak, We Listen” tour. Both conservative and progressive groups have been trying to mobilize supporters for a high turnout.

http://orlando-politics.com/2017/03/28/league-of-women-voters-concerned-about-crc-ahead-of-first-meeting-in-orlando/

 

Judge throws out Miami Beach minimum-wage hike after challenges

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article141212608.html

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-dade-county-judge-invalidates-miami-beachs-minimum-wage-hike-after-challenge-from-state-major-corporations-like-publix-9236604

 

Levine may pursue constitutional amendment

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234865-judge-tosses-miami-beach-living-wage-ordinance-phil-levine-may-pursue-constitutional-amendment

 

Visit Florida plans differ among lawmakers

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-nsf-visit-florida-legislature-plans-differ-20170328-story.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/28/corporate-incentives-debate-thrown-into-florida-budget-fray/99725434/

 

Liberal group attacks Flores over budget

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/03/liberal-group-attacks-anitere-flores-over-florida-budget.html

 

"We are Florida!" rally held at the Capitol

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/racist-bigoted-bills-in-florida-legislature-condemned-by-immigrant/2318259

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/We-are-Florida-rally-held-at-the-Florida-Capital-417377773.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2017/03/28/farmworkers-tell-lawmakers-they-aint-leaving/99738080/

 

Poll shows support for open primary elections

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/poll-74-of-floridians-think--independent-should-vote-in-party-primaries/2318233?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20032817&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234887-poll-shows-support-open-primary-elections-florida

 

Restore civil rights for nonviolent Florida felons

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-restore-civil-rights-for-nonviolent-florida-felons/2318245

 

Hospitals face Medicaid cuts in first drafts of state budget

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/03/hospitals-face-medicaid-cuts-in-first-drafts-of-state-budget.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/28/house-proposes-cut-hospital-funding-622-million/99748306/

 

Did DCF create media flap after foster child’s suicide to distract from agency errors?

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234769-florida-dcf-create-media-frenzy-foster-childs-suicide-distract-agency-errors

 

Officials ruled prison death an accident, but documents show they omitted details

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/darren-rainey-inmate-death-dade-correctional-institution_us_58d94c9fe4b03692bea82e1b?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Officials%20Ruled%20Inmates%20Boiling%20Death%20An%20Accident%20But%20Documents%20Show%20They%20Omitted%20Key%20Details&utm_content=Officials%20Ruled%20Inmates%20Boiling%20Death%20An%20Accident%20But%20Documents%20Show%20They%20Omitted%20Key%20Details+CID_8215adfc57846c1e7159b4870e1301a9&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Read%20More&ncid=newsltushpmgnews

 

State’s being “hoodwinked” in oversight of privately run prisons, advocate says

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article141305578.html

 

The gilded rich are flocking to Florida and its lack of state income tax

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/personalfinance/birds-of-a-feather-the-gilded-rich-are-flocking-to-florida-and-its-lack-of/2318268?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Legislation would allow FPL to charge customers for fracking

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/legislation-would-allow-fpl-charge-customers-for-fracking/QKNPjr96t8QKWzs3Bvz0rN/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/fpls-fracking-investment-bill-passes-committee-despite-objections/2318282

 

Chinese president to stay in Manalapan for Trump visit

http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/03/28/chinese-president-to-stay-in-manalapan-for-trump-visit/

 

Mar-a-Lago can't release visitor logs -- because it doesn't keep them

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-visitor-logs-mar-a-lago-236564

 

Monitoring Mar-a-Lago guests is an impossible task for the Secret Service

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/28/adequately-monitoring-mar-a-lago-guests-is-an-impossible-task-for-the-secret-service/#.WNrDPwAwheU.twitter

 

Government watchdog to examine cost of Trump's Florida travel

http://www.ocala.com/news/20170328/govt-watchdog-to-examine-cost-of-trumps-florida-travel

 

“Carnage” indeed, but Trump’s policies would make it worse

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/business/economy/trump-white-working-class-carnage.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170328&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Evidence that robots are winning the race for American jobs

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/upshot/evidence-that-robots-are-winning-the-race-for-american-jobs.html?src=twr&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/Y7S3xckbkh?amp=1

 

At BlackRock, machines are rising over managers to pick stocks

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/business/dealbook/blackrock-actively-managed-funds-computer-models.html?emc=edit_th_20170329&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

GOP legislatures are taking away workers’ raises and paid leave

https://thinkprogress.org/iowa-minimum-wage-paid-sick-leave-preemption-44168f0a223

 

Trump administration sought to block Yates from testifying on Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-sought-to-block-sally-yates-from-testifying-to-congress-on-russia/2017/03/28/82b73e18-13b4-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html?utm_term=.60fae114a380&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-sally-yates-white-house-russia-testimony-20170328-story,amp.html

https://thinkprogress.org/nunes-hearing-sally-yates-cancelled-white-house-pressure-c2c5a17a74dc

 

Nunes, White House defiant as Russia controversy deepens

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/devin-nunes-rejects-recusal-russia-investigation-236583

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/devin-nunes-house-intelligence-committee-russia.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/28/devin-nunes-trump-russia-investigation-recusal?CMP=edit_2221

http://bigstory.ap.org/280fdcb223824057a0749f50f1294e62?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

Lindsey Graham: Nunes is running “an Inspector Clouseau investigation”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/lindsey-graham-devin-nunes-inspector-clouseau-russia-investigation-236582

 

Nunes is dangerous

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/devin-nunes-is-dangerous.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170329&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/editorials/article140687833.html

 

How the White House and Republicans blew up the Russia investigation

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-the-white-house-and-republicans-blew-up-the-house-russia-investigation/amp

 

House panel’s Russia probe effectively put on hold

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-panels-russia-probe-effectively-put-on-hold/2017/03/28/7a6ceedc-13f6-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.25e489a90669&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Will Republicans ever agree to an independent probe of the Russia scandal?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/28/will-republicans-ever-agree-to-an-independent-probe-of-the-russia-scandal/?utm_term=.cff877ab06f3&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Cheney delivers a statement on Russian meddling: It’s an “act of war”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/28/cheney-is-the-latest-republican-to-call-russias-alleged-meddling-in-u-s-elections-an-act-of-war/?utm_term=.c4b9f5feb782&tid=sm_tw

 

Trump's business network reached alleged Russian mobsters

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/28/trump-business-past-ties-russian-mobsters-organized-crime/98321252/

 

What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/28/what-a-murdered-former-russian-lawmaker-said-in-one-of-his-final-interviews/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e216be8676c3

 

Manafort-linked accounts on Cyprus raised red flag

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/manafort-linked-accounts-cyprus-raised-red-flag-n739156

 

Manafort's puzzling New York real estate purchases

http://www.wnyc.org/story/paul-manaforts-puzzling-new-york-real-estate-purchases/?hootPostID=68d0368e695f8240d409a77429f3b175

 

How Manafort got ridiculously wealthy while aiding a Ukrainian strongman

http://fusion.net/story/337482/trump-manafort-ukraine-mansions-movies-mobsters/amp/

 

Affordable Care Act repeal is back on the agenda, Republicans say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/health-care-obamacare-freedom-caucus.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170328&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-gop-has-high-hopes-but-not-high-likelihood-of-reviving-health-care-bill/2017/03/28/ba89c374-13cd-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.787aa9bf0822&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/gop-obamacare-repeal-whats-next-236595

 

Judge finds that Aetna deceived the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-aetna-obamacare-20170123-story.html

 

GOP legislatures face pressure after Trumpcare failure

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/kansas-moves-to-expand-medicaid-as-gop-legislatures-face-pressure-after-trumpcare-failure/2017/03/28/183b79da-1384-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.5fde69f7f9af&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Senate Democrats offer to work with Trump on health care — if he ends attack https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/29/senate-democrats-offer-to-work-with-trump-on-health-care-but-only-if-he-ends-attack-on-obamacare/?utm_term=.36c679dfe88a&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Meet the Freedom Caucus, the group that dared to say no to Trump

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/meet-the-freedom-caucus-the-group-that-dared-to-say-no-to-president-donald/2318266?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

This is what you get, Mr. Speaker

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-what-you-get-mr-speaker/2017/03/28/d83f4bae-13f1-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.13a52231ddf2&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Poll: Health care debacle takes toll on Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/donald-trump-health-care-poll-236620

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/28/us/politics/the-highs-and-lows-of-trumps-approval.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=12&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Five reasons Trump’s promised tax overhaul won’t be so easy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/budget-tax-policy.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170328&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump now says he wants to work with Democrats -- but it may already be too late

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-now-says-he-wants-to-work-with-democrats--but-it-may-already-be-too-late/2017/03/28/93392c54-1311-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f0082b051909

 

House votes to wipe away Obama-era Internet privacy protections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/28/the-house-just-voted-to-wipe-out-the-fccs-landmark-internet-privacy-protections/?utm_term=.74f8c1a87afa

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/technology/congress-votes-to-overturn-obama-era-online-privacy-rules.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/28/privacy-protection-sell-web-browsing-history-data?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=219530&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.vox.com/platform/amp/new-money/2017/3/28/15089396/house-republican-privacy-bill

 

How the Republicans sold your privacy to Internet providers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/how-the-republicans-sold-your-privacy-to-internet-providers.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170329&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/republicans-attack-internet-privacy.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170329&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

These are the House members who voted in favor of selling your internet data

https://thenextweb.com/politics/2017/03/29/these-are-the-congressmen-who-voted-in-favor-of-selling-your-internet-data/?amp=1

 

Trump team claims credit for jobs at Ford that were negotiated by a union

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-takes-credit-for-jobs-from-union-negotiation-db5d7f7091f5

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/28/trump-administration-takes-credit-for-ford-investment-first-announced-in-2015.html

 

Trump wants to add wall spending to bill, potentially forcing shutdown showdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-republicans-show-resistance-to-trump-suggested-cuts-in-spending-measure/2017/03/28/ce3b97d0-13dc-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.61c9d9c4efa9&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/congress-government-shutdown-spending-budget.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Here's what Sessions got wrong about the law in his attack on sanctuary cities

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-sanctuary-sessions-20170328-story,amp.html

 

Miami’s high-skilled workforce is fueled largely by immigrant talent

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article141157088.html

 

In King’s district, Iowans begin to question his anti-immigrant views

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/steve-king-iowa-immigration.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

America's deportation squads want to expel our neighbors. We are saying no.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/29/americas-deportation-squads-expel-neighbours-we-are-saying-no?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=219530&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Two activists arrested by immigration officials are released (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article141221728.html


Gorsuch needs a straight flush to beat filibuster

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-236604

 

How Nelson shook up the Gorsuch confirmation fight

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/bill-nelson-neil-gorsuch-opposition-vote-236598

 

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-moves-decisively-to-wipe-out-obamas-climate-change-record/2017/03/27/411043d4-132c-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html?utm_term=.07f615458d3e&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/climate/trump-executive-order-climate-change.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/28/trump-clean-power-plan-executive-order-coal-industry?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=219530&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump puts the planet on a dangerous path

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-puts-the-planet-on-a-dangerous-path/2017/03/28/fcb3564e-13d6-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.1cce620539dd&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/opinion/president-trump-risks-the-planet.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170329&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/6bf6cccbda91

 

Trump’s executive order pushes the U.S. climate pledge further out of reach

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/28/climate/trumps-executive-order-pushes-the-us-climate-pledge-further-out-of-reach.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

What to know about Trump’s order to dismantle the clean power plan

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/science/what-to-know-about-trumps-order-to-dismantle-the-clean-power-plan.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s executive order “incredibly short-sighted” says former White House official

https://thinkprogress.org/christy-goldfuss-on-trump-order-5aa34c3e9d74

http://www.cltampa.com/news-views/environment/article/20856422/earthjustice-trump-climate-eo-is-illdisguised-fossil-fuel-industry-wishlist

 

Trump’s misleading words on energy and jobs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/fact-check-trump-climate-executive-order.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170329&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

 

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