Today's news -- September 27, 2017

 

 

Clay School Board votes to join suit over education law

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/education/2017-09-26/clay-school-board-votes-join-suit-over-education-law

 

From Hillsborough school officials, some arguments against suing over HB 7069

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/from-hillsborough-school-officials-some-arguments-against-suing-over-hb/2338861

 

Collier won't join other districts in lawsuit over controversial education bill

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/education/2017/09/26/collier-school-board-votes-not-join-suit-over-property-tax-sharing/706879001/

 

Miami-Dade superintendent: If there’s a special session, rewrite charter school law

http://wlrn.org/post/carvalho-if-lawmakers-hold-irma-special-session-they-should-rewrite-charter-school-law-too

 

Angry, tearful teachers scold, beg Brevard School Board for higher raise (Dan Bennett and Anthony Colucci quoted)
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/27/angry-and-tearful-teachers-scold-beg-brevard-school-board-higher-raise/703538001/

 

Florida is one of the worst states for teachers, study says (Karla Hernández-Mats quoted)
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article175539846.html

 

Palm Beach proposes three hurricane make-up days (Justin Katz quoted)
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-education/after-hurricane-irma-pbc-public-schools-propose-make-days/ozC10tBv6UX02um81uYQfJ/


There's still time to suggest education amendments to state constitution

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/theres-still-time-to-suggest-education-amendments-to-floridas-constitution/2338859

 

Home schooling was once a rising trend. New data shows something different.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/26/home-schooling-was-once-a-rising-trend-new-data-show-something-different/?utm_term=.5710e748ad65

 

DeVos says defrauded students are after “free money”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/devos-says-defrauded-students-are-after-free-money_us_59c9239de4b0f2df5e83b032

 

Advocates for sexual assault survivors say DeVos’ guidance will hinder reporting

https://thinkprogress.org/campus-sexual-assault-policies-0a92ab831374/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59cb8f3e04d3017c9a48ad86&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Hurricane Irma left thick clouds hovering over Florida's working poor

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-hurricane-irma-slow-economic-recovery-myword-20170926-story.html

 

Controversy brews for Scott over deleting of nursing home voicemails

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/hollywood-nursing-home-hurricane-deaths/fl-gov-scott-deleted-voice-mails-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/26/rick-scott-fires-back-at-critics-in-statement-on-hollywood-nursing-home-deaths/

 

Nursing home owner's hospital was paid $48 million for state prisoner health

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/26/nursing-home-deaths-owner-paid-23-2-million-state-prisoner-health/704040001/

 

Lawmakers must not back down on nursing home regulation

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-lawmakers-must-not-back-down-nursing-home-regulation/aYU201sdlsVObym3s0wMiI/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Scott replaces head of emergency operations with political operative

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/gubernatorial/gov-scott-replaces-head-of-emergency-operations-with-political-operative/2338899

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/26/florida-disaster-chief-quits-state-recovers-hurricane/707034001/

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170926/states-emergency-management-chief-resigns

 

Collier tallies $320 million of estimated damage from hurricane

http://www.news-press.com/story/weather/hurricane/2017/09/26/collier-county-tallies-320-m-estimated-damage-hurricane-irma/705789001/

 

Sue 'em, fine 'em, resolve hurricane debris pickup war

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-editorial-hurricane-irma-cleanup-20170921-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sun-sentinel%2Fnews%2Fopinion+%28Editorial+Opinions+%2F+South+Florida+Sun-Sentinel%29

 

A scramble to care for Puerto Rico’s sick and injured

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-healthcare-hospitals.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Your fellow Americans in Puerto Rico need help now

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/your-fellow-americans-in-puerto-rico-need-help-now/2017/09/26/41a6f0e6-a2e1-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.60b8d1883b32

 

Puerto Rico needs help. Here’s what we can do.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/puerto-rico-needs-help-heres-what-we-can-do/2017/09/26/d32eaa90-a232-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.32bb2f9ebb89

 

Helping Puerto Rico families isn't simple after Hurricane Maria

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-flights-prices-puerto-rico-20170926-story.html

 

Orange county commissioner says to prepare for influx of displaced Puerto Ricans

http://orlando-rising.com/emily-bonilla-asking-orange-county-prepare-huge-influx-displaced-puerto-ricans/

 

Why isn’t Trump rushing to help Puerto Rico’s U.S. citizens? Political payback

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article175548931.html

 

Puerto Rico is being treated like a colony after hurricane

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/26/puerto-rico-may-not-be-a-colony-but-its-getting-treated-that-way/?utm_term=.eddd011dbba1

 

The sad suspicion about Trump’s shameful treatment of Puerto Rico

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-sad-suspicion-about-trumps-poor-treatment-of-puerto-rico/2017/09/26/5a54cde4-a2ef-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.45b3fd4c6026

 

Trump administration denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-maria-puertorico-shipping/u-s-denies-request-for-puerto-rico-shipping-waiver-idUSKCN1C12UI

 

Trump rates his Puerto Rico hurricane relief: “Great.” “Amazing.” “Tremendous.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/trump-puerto-rico-hurricane.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-defends-his-response-to-devastation-in-puerto-rico/2017/09/26/28b59214-a240-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.18f83fb6e939

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/trump-puerto-rico-response-243146

 

Clinton pressed Trump to deploy hospital ship to Puerto Rico. Now it’s ready to go.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/26/clinton-pressured-trump-to-deploy-hospital-ship-comfort-to-puerto-rico-now-its-on-the-way/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.6701aa4d1181

 

Democrats beg Trump to appoint a general in Puerto Rico after hurricane

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article175456251.html

 

Rubio to White House: Avoid “Katrina-style” disaster in Puerto Rico

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/26/rubio-to-white-house-avoid-katrina-style-disaster-in-puerto-rico-114723

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/rubio-says-puerto-ricos-recovery-needs-go-far-beyond-money

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marco-rubio-says-puerto-ricos-challenges-require-a-more-aggressive-federal-response/

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/florida/2017/09/26/rubio-presses-white-house-ramp-up-rescue-puerto-rico/706637001/

 

Scott: Florida is ready to help Puerto Rico

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245561-rick-scott-puerto-rico

http://www.wmnf.org/florida-legislators-help-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria/

 

Florida lawmakers rally around Puerto Rico

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/26/florida-lawmakers-rally-around-puerto-rico/

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245565-linda-stewart-victor-torres-randolph-bracy-urging-u-s-senators-help-puerto-rico

 

Faith leaders call for payday lending interest cap

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245558-faith-leaders-payday-lending

 

Equifax fallout exposes the cost of privacy in Florida

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/26/equifax-fallout-exposes-cost-privacy-florida/704430001/

 

Scott announces support for new legislation, $50 million to fight opioid crisis

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/rick-scott-announces-support-for-new-legislation-funding-to-fight-opioid/2338836

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170926/florida-governor-visits-bradenton-to-announce-opioid-plan

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/breaking-news/scott-ask-lawmakers-for-day-cap-opioid-prescriptions/kb45hR9WLR0Hcp5LV71iGM/

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/heroin-epidemic/article175408971.html

 

Taddeo wins as Democrats pick up state Senate seat

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article175581331.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/26/taddeo-leading-in-sd-40-special-election-over-diaz-114732

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/democrat-annette-taddeo-wins-miami-area-state-senate-seat/iJLIr9Yr4yqns7buhniaWM/

 

HD 116 stays Republican, as Perez defeats Mayaudón

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245588-hd-116-stays-republican-daniel-perez-defeats-gabriela-mayaudon

 

Study: Voter ID law deterred nearly 17,000 Wisconsinites from voting

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/study-voter-id-law-deterred-nearly-17000-wisconsin.html

 

How big banks became our masters

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/opinion/how-big-banks-became-our-masters.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Protecting the rights of people with disabilities is not optional

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/protecting-the-rights-of-people-with-disabilities-is-not-optional/2017/09/26/dbb2072e-a2c4-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.dd7b737be266

 

The gentle people shall prevail

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gentle-people-shall-prevail/2017/09/26/b5e48dac-a2e0-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.7a11e292b362

 

IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/special-counsel-irs-russia-probe-information-sharing/index.html

 

Ex-Trump adviser Stone denies Russian collusion to House Intelligence panel

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-adviser-stone-denies-russian-collusion-to-house-intel-members/2017/09/26/fbe2ca38-a2d8-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.78d36772fd04

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/roger-stone-testimony-paul-manafort.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Kushner's lawyer, fooled by “prankster,” offers window into email controversy

http://www.businessinsider.com/jared-kushner-lawyer-email-prankster-private-2017-9

 

Special counsel interviews with White House staff could start later this week

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/white-house-special-counsel-robert-mueller/index.html

 

Bills to protect Mueller are bipartisan, but the path forward is uncertain

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/mueller-russia-senate-judiciary-committee.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

https://apnews.com/6eed1ef61eb744e1aac584f8ac1f7247/trump-advisers-waged-covert-influence-campaign

 

Russian-funded Facebook ads backed Stein, Sanders and Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/facebook-russia-trump-sanders-stein-243172

 

Senate Republicans say they will not vote on health bill

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/mcconnell-obamacare-repeal-graham-cassidy-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-effort-to-unwind-the-affordable-care-act-faces-critical-test-tuesday/2017/09/26/097b2dc2-a25f-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.c8f9717468e2

 

Trump disappointed in “so-called Republicans” over Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/trump-obamacare-repeal-disappointed-republicans-243154

 

GOP leadership fights effort to tie Obamacare repeal to tax overhaul, budget bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/26/gop-leadership-fights-effort-to-tie-obamacare-repeal-to-tax-reform-budget-bill/?utm_term=.0fa945c672d2

 

Time for Republicans to accept reality

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-for-republicans-to-accept-reality/2017/09/26/6f35fce8-a235-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.f62c04efa2d6

 

McConnell's dreadful day

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/tuesday-started-as-a-bad-day-for-mitch-mcconnell-it-only-got-worse/2017/09/26/d4e75bc2-a311-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.c44785f3528e

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/27/mitch-mcconnell-obamacare-trump-alabama-243186

 

Obamacare premiums in Florida to rise 45 percent on average next year

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article175550671.html

http://jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2017-09-26/affordable-care-act-premiums-will-rise-sharply-some-floridians

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-florida-blue-insurance-rates-20170926-story.html

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170926/florida-insurers-raise-obamacare-rates-by-double-digits

 

Republicans want to cut the top tax rate — and raise the bottom one

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/26/16367788/tax-reform-big-six-12-percent-bottom-tax-bracket

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/trump-tax-cut-corporations-individuals.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-gop-to-unveil-massive-tax-cut-plan/2017/09/26/ff5603a8-a2d6-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.46a46f7bbcd1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/26/republican-to-unveil-broad-tax-cuts-put-off-tough-decisions/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_taxes-730pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.09c35b04b8c2

https://www.axios.com/republicans-agree-to-raise-bottom-tax-rate-double-standard-deduction-2489774626.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic

 

Trump's state-tax plan could cause headaches for 52 Republican lawmakers

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/trump-s-state-tax-plan-could-cause-headaches-for-52-republicans

 

Trump hits the road to sell tax plan -- but some worry what he'll say

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/trump-tax-reform-blueprint-243179

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/26/trump-sell-plan-slashing-corporate-and-individual-taxes-applying-obamacare-lessons/701394001/

 

Will a corporate tax holiday give workers anything to cheer?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/business/economy/corporate-tax.html

 

Trump plans 45,000 limit on refugees admitted to U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/trump-plans-45000-limit-on-refugees-admitted-to-us.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

White House considers tougher rules as part of immigration overhaul

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/white-house-immigration-rules-draft.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Homeland Security to monitor social media accounts of immigrants and citizens

https://thinkprogress.org/dhs-social-media-7e002844c801/amp/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/people-are-worried-about-dhs-plans-to-gather-social-media?utm_term=.tsOPvmPy8#.tvme1leGg

 

Chad’s inclusion in travel ban could jeopardize American interests, officials say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/africa/chad-travel-ban-american-interests.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The basic premise of Trump’s travel ban is wrong

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-basic-premise-of-trumps-travel-ban-is-wrong/2017/09/26/7cb868b0-a2d5-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.4f0142db3df7

 

Growing list of conservative demands threatens bipartisan deal on “Dreamers”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/growing-list-of-conservative-demands-threatens-bipartisan-deal-on-dreamers/2017/09/26/a3df3ba8-a23a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.c2526561eb66

 

Video series puts face on Florida's immigrant population

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/nation/2017/09/26/making-america-video-series-puts-face-floridas-immigrant-population/704129001/

 

Palm Beach pledges to cooperate with Feds on illegal immigration

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-reg-illegal-immigration-certificate-20170926-story.html

 

Sessions equates student protesters to KKK during remarks on free speech

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sessions-equates-protesters-kkk-remarks-free-speech?utm_content=buffer31b46&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-criticizes-american-universities-for-their-free-speech-policies/2017/09/26/b9b0f364-a2ca-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.17185715f2ce

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/jeff-sessions-campus-free-speech-georgetown.html?emc=edit_th_20170927&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://thinkprogress.org/jeff-sessions-condemns-takeakneel-protesters-after-giving-speech-on-free-speech-c0256b9ce275/

 

Georgetown law students blocked from attending Sessions’ “free speech” event

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/georgetown-law-students-blocked-sessions-event?utm_content=buffer3696b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/26/georgetown-law-students-plan-to-protest-jeff-sessionss-speech/?utm_term=.e6f10d77fc1a

 

Trump defends NFL stance at GOP donor dinner

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/trump-defends-nfl-stance-at-gop-donor-dinner-243184

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/trump-republican-fund-raiser.html?emc=edit_cn_20170927&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump promised black voters equal justice. That’s all Kaepernick wants.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/27/trump-promised-black-voters-equal-justice-thats-all-kaepernick-wants/?utm_term=.78f7c33111f0

 

A lesson on the free-speech debate Kaepernick started https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/26/too-many-kids-dont-understand-free-speech-heres-a-lesson-on-the-anthem-the-flag-and-individual-liberties/?utm_term=.2ce39e6f7bf5

 

Price’s private-jet travels included visits with colleagues, lunch with son

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/tom-price-private-jets-243176

 

EPA spending $25,000 to install a secure phone booth for Pruitt

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/26/epa-spending-almost-25000-to-install-a-secure-phone-booth-for-scott-pruitt/?utm_term=.596e31df1ea2

 

Trump backs off vow that private sector should help pay for infrastructure package

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-backs-off-vow-that-private-sector-should-help-pay-for-infrastructure-package/2017/09/26/02dd02f6-a327-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.685d8f137d6a

 

Dismayed by Trump, head of Drug Enforcement Administration to leave

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/chuck-rosenberg-dea-resigns.html

 

U.S. lawyer asks West Palm judge to toss emoluments suit against Trump

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/lawyer-asks-west-palm-judge-toss-emoluments-suit-against-trump/crnLuCvmXUxMIQA3oUodgN/

 

 

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