Today's news -- May 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

Group seeks veto of education bill “decided in secret” *

Not only is the First Amendment Foundation asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto next year's $82.4 billion budget -- the group is also now requesting a veto specifically for House Bill 7069, the controversial $419 million education bill that's tied to overall spending approved for 2017-18. As with the main budget act, the foundation says its concern with HB 7069 lies with how the legislation was crafted, not with the policies or appropriations within it. "According to all reports, major education policy decisions included in HB 7069 were largely decided in secret by a small number of legislators," wrote Barbara Petersen, president of the foundation. "The secretive process precluded any opportunity for public oversight or input on major changes to Florida’s education policy," Petersen wrote. "Alarmingly, local school officials were also shut out of the process, as were many legislators who were ultimately asked to approve this voluminous and complicated legislation decided in a manner closed even to them." Read the foundation's full letter here. (And in case you missed it, here's the foundation's veto request for the main budget act, SB 2500.) Numerous advocates of traditional public education are calling for Scott to veto HB 7069, both because of its contents and because of lawmakers' secrecy in crafting it during the final days of session. Those critics include school superintendents statewide, almost all elected school boards, and parent groups and teachers unions. Those supporting the bill are predominantly interest groups that would stand to personally benefit from it becoming law, such as charter school operators and school choice organizations. Both sides are inundating Scott's office with feedback on whether he should sign HB 7069 into law.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/first-amendment-foundation-seeks-veto-of-education-bill-decided-in-secret/2325579?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20053017&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sb-7069-education-activists-inundating-gov-scotts-office (Joanne McCall quoted)
http://www.theledger.com/opinion/20170531/another-perspective-vetoing-controversial-education-bills-will-help-parental-involvement-in-polk-schools?rssfeed=true

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/05/30/editorial-education-bill-passed-final-days-riddle-2017-legislative-session/354738001/

 

Scott still mum on budget veto plans

http://saintpetersblog.com/rick-scott-still-mum-2017-18-budget-veto-plans/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-editorial-florida-budget-standoff-20170530-story.html

 

Education bill's path isn't how the process works

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-sjoped-florida-education-bill-transparency-20170517-story.html

 

The governor must Veto HB 7069 on behalf of our public schools

http://thewestsidegazette.com/the-governor-must-veto-hb-7069-on-behalf-of-our-public-schools/

 

Palm Beach district takes charter challenge to state Supreme Court (Mark Pudlow quoted)

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-palm-beach-schools-charter-school-case-20170530-story.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-reg-school-board-supreme-court-20170530-story.html

 

Trump’s budget axes campus-based childcare for low-income students

http://hechingerreport.org/president-trumps-proposed-budget-axes-program-provides-campus-based-childcare-low-income-students/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=a4a266da3a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-a4a266da3a-298490665

 

Free play or flashcards? New study nods to more rigorous preschools

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/preschool-academics-study.html?emc=edit_th_20170531&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Texas educators mobilize against new anti-sanctuary immigration law

http://educationvotes.nea.org/2017/05/30/texas-educators-mobilize-new-anti-sanctuary-immigration-law-sb4/

 

Don’t cut aid to state colleges

http://www.ocala.com/opinion/20170531/editorial-dont-cut-aid-to-state-colleges

 

Miami Dade College is down four campus presidents after reorganization

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article153453084.html

 

After decade of flatlining wages, does upswing hint of better pay ahead?

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/after-decade-of-flatlining-wages-in-florida-does-recent-upswing-hint-of/2325654

 

Revision panel must obey Sunshine Law

http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20170530/editorial-revision-panel-must-obey-sunshine-law

http://news.wfsu.org/post/crc-chairman-wants-full-panel-set-rules

 

State focuses on renewed threat from Zika virus

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170530/state-focuses-on-renewed-threat-from-zika-virus

 

Treasure Coast sees first Zika case of the year

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/2017/05/30/treasure-coast-sees-first-zika-case-year-video/352261001/

 

Russians think Trump might be a Russian asset, and they might be right

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/russians-think-trump-might-be-a-russian-asset.html

 

Trump campaign likely didn’t save documents

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/335481-trump-campaign-likely-didnt-save-documents-report

 

Trump’s personal lawyer refuses to cooperate with congressional inquiries

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/politics/michael-cohen-russia-investigation.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/30/politics/michael-cohen-wont-cooperate-with-congress/index.html?sr=twCNN053017michael-cohen-wont-cooperate-with-congress0520PMVODtopLink&linkId=38165878

 

Flynn to hand over documents in response to Senate panel’s subpoena

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/flynn-to-hand-over-documents-in-response-to-senate-panels-subpoena/2017/05/30/40ad52ae-4588-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.b2a6ea1d774c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/30/flynn-senate-subpoenas-documents-238958

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/30/michael-flynn-russia-investigation-documents-senate

 

Kushner tries to pretend everything’s normal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/30/jared-kushner-trump-russia-238960

 

Four senators to watch in the Trump-Russia investigation (Rubio’s one of them)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/politics/senate-russia-investigation-collins-rubio-lankford-blunt.html?emc=edit_th_20170531&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

A vocal defender of ethics has fans — and foes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/politics/walter-shaub-ethics.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

What we know about Trump’s campaign, Russia and the investigation of the two

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/30/timeline-what-we-know-about-trumps-campaign-russia-and-the-investigation-of-the-two/?utm_term=.bde2f9c130f4&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/trump-putin-russia-leaks-hacks-tweets-2016-election-timeline

 

Nelson on Trump investigation: “Just the facts, ma’am”

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/239127-bill-nelson-on-donald-trump

 

Trump asked what blacks have to lose by voting for him. Look at his budget.

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/5/30/15712304/trump-budget-civil-rights-law

 

On voting rights, we’re becoming two separate and unequal countries

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/05/30/on-voting-rights-were-becoming-two-separate-and-unequal-countries/?utm_term=.5a3d7a7b1ba1&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

High court to review Ohio’s method for removing voters from registration rolls

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/high-court-to-review-ohios-method-for-removing-voters-from-registration-rolls/2017/05/30/0e2848ae-4568-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.0d4a57895fb0&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.thenation.com/article/supreme-court-make-easier-states-purge-voters/

 

A meaningful move on voting rights in Alabama

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/opinion/alabama-governor-felons-voting.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170531&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Florida among worst in restoration of rights

http://jacksonvillefreepress.com/florida-among-worst-in-restoration-of-rights/

 

Poll: Most Americans want Senate to change or ditch House health-care bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/31/poll-most-americans-want-senate-to-change-or-ditch-house-health-care-bill/?utm_term=.612f1f894818&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Are moderate Republicans really willing to kill the Senate health care bill?

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-moderate-republicans-really-willing-to-kill-the-senate-health-care-bill/?ex_cid=story-twitter

 

No state would be immune from the GOP’s health-care bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-state-would-be-immune-from-the-gops-health-care-bill/2017/05/30/97f71a34-449a-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.43deb721adaf&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Protesters urge Rubio to vote against GOP health care bill

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-rubio-protest-health-care-20170530-story.html

http://www.flanews.com/2017/05/30/protesters-around-the-state-call-for-rubio-to-reject-congress-aca-replacement-bill/

 

Trump administration moves to roll back birth control coverage

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-birth-control_us_592dbaeae4b0e95ac1944521?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%20053117&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%20053117+CID_b4994e6d8208bff8b44c147c03050fd1&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnewsThe%20Morning%20Email%20053117

 

The GOP hates red tape — except when it comes to giving poor people health care

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gop-hates-red-tape--except-when-it-comes-to-giving-poor-people-health-care/2017/05/30/7e1e17c2-456f-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.fe5cb1688dac&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Man faces deportation after failing to pay fare on Minneapolis light rail

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/minnesota-deported-fare.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

ICE agents are out of control

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/31/ice-agents-out-of-control-immigration-arrests?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=228562&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

For the U.S.-European alliance, everything has changed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/for-the-us-european-alliance-everything-has-changed/2017/05/28/5b42e5dc-43b9-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.5daa2c13a1c3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/31/trumps-pro-saudi-pro-russia-anti-europe-foreign-policy/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f63019f68264

 

Germans perplexed as Trump escalates feud

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germans-perplexed-as-trump-escalates-feud/2017/05/30/eeb30fdc-4552-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_story.html?utm_term=.140c3f599041&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/30/donald-trump-germany-angela-merkel-election?CMP=edit_2221

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-picking-fight-germany-will-not-end-well/

 

Blind spots in Trump’s trade tirade against Germany

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/world/europe/trump-merkel-germany-macron.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump on NATO funding: still misleading after months of fact checks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/05/31/trump-on-nato-funding-still-misleading-after-months-of-fact-checks/?utm_term=.c8561ba6e90f&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s insult to history

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/opinion/donald-trump-nato.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170531&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump could decide soon on Cuba policy

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-trump-cuba-policy-review-20170530-story.html

 

Trump poised to pull U.S. from Paris climate accord

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/climate/trump-quits-paris-climate-accord.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170531&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/politics/paris-climate-agreement-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/30/trumps-climate-paris-agreement-238956

 

Buchanan “strongly” urges Trump to stick with Paris agreement on climate change

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/republican-rep-buchanan-strongly-urges-trump-to-stick-with-paris-agreement/2325577

http://saintpetersblog.com/vern-buchanan-wants-donald-trump-keep-u-s-paris-climate-accord/

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170530/buchanan-urges-trump-to-keep-us-in-climate-accord?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_NL&utm_content=INKA_SHT

 

More repression follows the president’s trip abroad

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-told-sissi-he-wouldnt-lecture-him-so-sissi-cracked-down-on-civil-society/2017/05/30/24d44140-4552-11e7-98cd-af64b4fe2dfc_story.html?utm_term=.bb43b9f7fe1d&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s disregard for the truth is something more sinister than ordinary lying

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/30/15631710/trump-bullshit

 

As Trump weighs shake-up, he faces recruiting challenge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/politics/trump-dubke-white-house-staff-changes.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/31/russia-investigation-trump-appointees-238954

 

A grieving mother’s letter to Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/30/in-the-face-of-hate-he-did-not-hesitate-to-act-with-love-a-grieving-mothers-letter-to-trump/

 

Elderly Trump University plaintiffs die waiting for checks

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/26/elderly-trump-university-plaintiffs-die-waiting-checks/102193734/

 

Activists investigating Ivanka Trump brands in China arrested, missing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/activists-investigating-ivanka-trump-brands-in-china-arrested-missing/2017/05/30/a6cb90f8-459e-11e7-b08b-1818ab401a7f_story.html?utm_term=.9e2be3dcf979&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/business/labor-activist-detained-ivanka-trump-factory.html?emc=edit_cn_20170531&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/31/activists-investigating-ivanka-trumps-china-shoe-factory-detained-or-missing?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=228562&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Spicer tangles with the press corps

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/30/sean-spicer-press-relationship-238949

 

Another deadly consequence of climate change: The spread of dangerous diseases

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/another-deadly-consequence-of-climate-change-the-spread-of-dangerous-diseases/2017/05/30/fd3b8504-34b1-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.d166d70ae994&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

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