Today's news -- September 14, 2017

 

 

 

Education leaders ask for $200-a-student increase

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a 2018-2019 budget request that includes a $200 per-student boost in the K-12 system, increased funding for the 28 state colleges and construction money for public schools, colleges and universities. The board met in a conference call, with Chairwoman Marva Johnson and Education Commissioner Pam Stewart saying their focus remains on helping Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, which ravaged almost all of the state earlier this week. “It certainly was an unprecedented storm, and those hit hardest will need our ongoing support,” Stewart said, noting many schools served as storm shelters and many districts are still reopening schools. With the hurricane noted, the board, without debate, approved the budget request, which will be considered when the 2018 legislative session begins in January. The largest request involves operating funds for the public-school system’s 67 districts. The $21.4 billion request reflects a $770 million increase in total funding, with the bulk of the increase, $534 million, coming from local property taxes. The increase would bring funding to $7,497 for each K-12 student, or a $200 increase over the current funding level.

It takes into account a 27,184 increase in the K-12 student population, which would go up less than 1 percent to 2.86 million students next academic year.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-state-school-funding-20170913-story.html

 

Hurricane delays financial aid selection for state’s struggling schools

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article173129006.html

 

Orange joins suit against state over HB 7069

http://www.orangeobserver.com/article/orange-county-district-joins-suit-against-state-over-hb7069

 

Schools work to reopen after hurricane, but need electricity

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-reg-hurricane-irma-reopen-problems-20170913-story.html

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/education/2017-09-13/duval-clay-st-johns-putnam-public-schools-extend-closures (Terrie Brady quoted)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-lake-schools-closed-20170913-story.html

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/after-hurricane-irma-more-than-pbc-public-schools-have-power/IceJl5T3JHqbMRp8XxrcqN/

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170913/with-outages-volusia-flagler-schools-closed-through-friday

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/education/2017/09/13/collier-public-schools-reopen-wednesday-earliest-hurricane-irma/662114001/

https://flaglerlive.com/112364/112364/

http://www.lehighacrescitizen.com/page/content.detail/id/541168/School-district-conducts-preliminary-damage-reports.html?nav=5095

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/13/everything-you-need-know-brevard-schools-post-irma/661652001/

 

Irma gave public schools a chance to showcase their role

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/irma-gave-public-schools-a-chance-to-showcase-their-role-8212-and-they/2337432

 

What should school be like after Hurricane Irma?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gradebook-podcast-what-should-school-be-like-after-hurricane-irma/2337378

 

Hillsborough’s Lee Elementary will move to another school

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/morning-after-fire-lee-elementary-draws-shocked-onlookers-and-arson-talk/2337290?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

A “business mode” for schools must be different
http://ocalastarbanner.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=23e65a7d0

 

UF cracks list of top 10 public universities, a victory years in the making

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/uf-cracks-list-of-top-10-public-universities-a-victory-years-in-the-making/2337319

 

Contract extended for FAMU interim president

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Contract-extended-for-FAMU-Interim-President-Larry-Robinson-444224853.html

 

Half of Irma's power outages restored, but lights still out for 3.3 million

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/power-restored-to-28-million-florida-homes-businesses-since-monday/2337285

https://apnews.com/0db82c6ae8be42a38ff4831c3469d964/No-AC!-Millions-in-Florida-swelter-through-power-outages

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170913/power-still-out-for-third-of-southwest-florida

 

13th death confirmed in state

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173227761.html

 

Hollywood police open criminal investigation into deaths of nursing home residents

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/article173244021.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-reg-scott-nursing-home-deaths-state-investigation-20170913-story.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/13/scott-demands-investigation-into-deaths-of-six-hollywood-nursing-home-residents-114472

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/13/irma-death-toll-rises-as-5-dead-at-south-florida-nursing-home/?utm_term=.21810f556923

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/nursing-home-deaths-florida.html?emc=edit_th_20170914&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Nursing home where eight died in sweltering heat had poor record with regulators

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173059891.html

 

Police recount how Hollywood nursing home tragedy unfolded

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/police-recount-how-hollywood-nursing-home-tragedy-unfolded-after-irma-114485

 

No power, no place to go for thousands of South Florida elderly after hurricane
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173218921.html

 

“We’re in here for the long haul”: National Guard sets up command in Keys

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173215146.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/amid-fears-of-riots-and-ignored-storm-warnings-scott-wants-power-on-now-in-florida-keys-114487

 

Water recedes, leaving different realities for Jacksonville after hurricane

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-09-12/water-recedes-leaving-different-realities-jacksonville-after-hurricane

 

After hurricane, a grim sense of déjà vu in St. Augustine

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/st-augustine-irma-flood.html?emc=edit_th_20170914&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

UF, Gainesville bounce back from hurricane

http://www.alligator.org/news/article_0901b35e-9803-11e7-b656-8f6d252967d0.html

 

Hurricane pushes state’s poor closer to the edge of ruin

https://apnews.com/4d7c4c3448ad4e8781290036cb4a2a71/Irma-pushes-Florida's-poor-closer-to-the-edge-of-ruin

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/after-hurricane-irma-food-insecurity-miami-dades-poorest-communities#stream/0

 

Flooding could close I-75

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/day-2-river-flooding-threatens-to-close-i-75/2337449?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.tampabay.com/news/irma-traffic-interstate-75-closed-north-of-gainesville-as-santa-fe-river/2337393?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Hurricane a tough blow to agriculture

http://www.tampabay.com/news/hurricane-irma-a-tough-blow-to-florida-agriculture/2337422

 

Hurricane season has completely overwhelmed wastewater treatment centers

https://qz.com/1076372/hurricanes-irma-and-harvey-overwhelmed-wastewater-treatment-centers-in-florida-and-texas/

 

Hurricane victims facing a long road to home reconstruction

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170913/hurricane-victims-facing-long-road-to-home-reconstruction

 

Irma is just the beginning, Sandy victims warn Floridians

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article173068546.html

 

Don’t repeat the mistakes of the Katrina recovery

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/opinion/hurricane-katrina-irma-harvey.html?emc=edit_th_20170914&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

https://apnews.com/1d29f6c7277847a998e773d2d2a26a2c/FEMA-insurance-chief:-Harvey-losses-could-top-$11-billion

 

Time for new property insurers to perform after Irma

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-time-for-new-property-insurers-to-perform-after-irma/2337349

 

Congress should create a national catastrophe insurance fund

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-congress-should-create-a-national-catastrophe-insurance-fund/2337397

 

Harrowing storms may move climate debate, if not GOP leaders

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/irma-harvey-climate-politics.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170914&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump election panel lays the groundwork for new voting restrictions

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/09/with-claims-of-rampant-voter-fraud-trump-election-commission-lays-the-groundwork-for-new-restrictions/

 

Voting fraud panel member lamented adding Democrats, “mainstream” Republicans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-voting-panel-member-lamented-inclusion-of-democrats-mainstream-republicans/2017/09/13/03f89a90-98bb-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.56562b05f2b6

 

Trump’s voter-fraud propagandist cooks up extremely fuzzy math

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-voter-fraud-propagandist-cooks-up-extremely-fuzzy-math/2017/09/13/f9a33198-98c6-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.e66b1e0b8a70

 

Where is the integrity?

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a12234642/kobach-voter-fraud/

 

Mueller probe has “red-hot” focus on social media, officials say

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-13/mueller-probe-is-said-to-have-red-hot-focus-on-social-media

 

Facebook is still hiding crucial Russia intel from the public

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/09/facebook-is-still-hiding-crucial-russia-intel-from-the-public/

 

Trump is privately raging about Mueller. But all of this is his own fault.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/09/13/trump-is-privately-raging-about-robert-mueller-but-all-of-this-is-his-own-fault/?utm_term=.bd26730341a1

 

Justice declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/fbi-official-interview-request-denied-justice-department/index.html

 

Flynn’s son is subject of federal Russia probe

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mike-flynn-s-son-subject-federal-russia-probe-n800741

 

Clinton calls Trump Jr.'s explanation of Russia meeting “an absurd lie”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-jr-russia-242653

 

Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/09/13/politics/susan-rice-house-investigators-unmasked-trump-officials/index.html

 

Kaspersky Lab antivirus software is ordered off U.S. government computers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/kaspersky-lab-antivirus-federal-government.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/us-to-ban-use-of-kaspersky-software-in-federal-agencies-amid-concerns-of-russian-espionage/2017/09/13/36b717d0-989e-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html

 

Mystery of Russian fake on Facebook solved, by a Brazilian

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/russia-facebook-election.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Pelosi and Schumer say they have deal with Trump to replace DACA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/trump-dinner-schumer-pelosi-daca-obamacare.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/13/trump-top-democrats-agree-to-work-on-deal-to-save-daca/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_daca1013pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.015d563a1cf2

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/14/senior-democrats-say-agreement-reached-with-trump-to-protect-young-immigrants?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243634&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump contradicts Democrats, says no deal on “Dreamers” has been made

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-contradicts-democrats-says-no-deal-on-dreamers-has-been-made.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170914&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump’s diehard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on “Dreamers”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/14/according-to-democrats-trump-has-done-an-about-face-on-dreamers-his-diehard-supporters-are-fuming/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_conservatives-230am:homepage/story&utm_term=.5447e13ac4fe

 

In Congress, parties still far apart on fixing DACA

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/dreamers-house-republicans-democrats-242697

 

Moderate Republicans quietly form working group to craft immigration plan

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/republicans-immigration-plan-242691

 

Motel 6 admits Arizona sites were reporting guests to ICE

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/motel-6-admits-immigration-reports_us_59b9e79be4b086432b04471f?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__091417&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__091417+CID_e1bcf9c18160f9bcc20c9d4dd60d3408&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=were%20calling%20ICE&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__091417

 

Trump administration punishes countries that refuse to take back deported citizens

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/visa-sanctions-criminal-convicts.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

How the Sanders plan would both beef up and slim down Medicare

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/upshot/how-the-bernie-sanders-plan-would-both-beef-up-and-slim-down-medicare.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Sanders offers possible tax hikes that could pay for universal Medicare

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/13/sanders-offers-possible-tax-hikes-that-could-pay-for-universal-medicare/?utm_term=.b74493787378

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/socialized-health-care-in-the-us-suddenly-that-sounds-a-lot-less-crazy/2017/09/13/20b88d88-98cb-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.fef2642eb447

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/14/universal-healthcare-america-bernie-sanders?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243634&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Sanders: “Single payer is a rational health-care system”

https://www.thenation.com/article/single-payer-is-a-rational-health-care-system-an-exclusive-interview-with-bernie-sanders-on-his-medicare-for-all-plan/

 

Medicare for all or state control: Health care plans go to extremes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/health-care-obamacare-single-payer-graham-cassidy.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

How the Trump administration is reshaping health care -- without Congress

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-obama-health-care-legacy-242683

 

Trump goes all in on a tax overhaul whose details remain unwritten

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/republican-tax-overhaul-timeline-september.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump says Harvey and Irma are why we need to cut taxes on corporations

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-uses-hurricane-devastation-to-sell-massive-corporate-tax-cut-5e59e41d62ce/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59b95d0b04d3013e79b9ad5a&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Trump says tax break will get companies to hire more. Companies say it won't.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/13/trump-says-his-tax-break-will-get-companies-to-hire-more-workers-companies-say-it-wont/

 

The Justice Department goes out of its way to side against a gay couple

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-justice-department-goes-out-of-its-way-to-side-against-a-gay-couple/2017/09/13/1055b664-9808-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.62174861c029

 

McConnell wants to end practice of allowing senators to block appeals court judges

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-leader-wants-to-end-practice-of-allowing-senators-to-block-circuit-court-judges/2017/09/13/d10aa028-98d9-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.f4aa544282fe

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/mcconnell-federal-judges-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s selective devotion to law and order

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/opinion/trumps-selective-devotion-to-law-and-order.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170914&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Your Social Security number isn’t a secret

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/your-social-security-number-isnt-a-secret.html?emc=edit_th_20170914&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Mining safety agency proposes relaxing inspection rule

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mining-safety-agency-proposes-relaxing-inspection-rule-for-hardrock-mines/2017/09/13/46468dbe-98b4-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.d7988078aa56

 

Trump will sign resolution condemning Charlottesville violence, White House says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/13/trump-will-sign-bipartisan-resolution-condemning-charlottesville-violence-white-house-says/?utm_term=.428e6ea2cf99

 

After Charlottesville, black Republican gives Trump a history lesson on racism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/trump-tim-scott-charlottesville-race.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/13/sen-tim-scott-white-house-offer-conflicting-accounts-of-private-talk-about-charlottesville/?utm_term=.09046176a9a8

 

Trump ethics watchdog tries to OK anonymous gifts to legal defense funds

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-ethics-watchdog-legal-defense-242690

 

Mnuchin asked for government jet for honeymoon

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/mnuchin-government-jet-honeymoon-242696

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/14/mnuchin-eclipses-past-travel-backlash-with-pricey-request-european-honeymoon-by-military-jet/?utm_term=.3f56589287bf

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/steven-mnuchin-louise-linton-government-plane-europe.html?emc=edit_cn_20170914&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-requested-government-jet-european-honeymoon/story?id=49777076

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/13/treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-honeymoon-government-jet?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243634&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/14/the-moochin-mnuchins-the-treasury-secretary-again-is-fodder-for-rich-humor/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.915db2aa1658

 

Trump administration launches broad new anti-leak program

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/trump-administration-launches-broad-new-anti-leak-program?utm_term=.apdX4OXDg#.ceQ3jd3Mo

 

Sessions wants a leak investigation rule-change. That could cripple the free press.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sessions-wants-a-leak-investigation-rule-change-that-could-cripple-the-free-press/2017/09/13/322e466a-94da-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.2d1db0ae48b9

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