Feds confirm higher-than-expected Medicaid expansion costs
Feds confirm higher-than-expected Medicaid expansion costs
William Patrick | July 29, 2016|   0
Six years after the 2010 health care overhaul became law, Florida has yet to embrace one of the law's core features: Medicaid expansion.
Baldwin: Wasserman Schultz was right to step down
Baldwin: Wasserman Schultz was right to step down
M.D. Kittle | July 25, 2016|   8
"It will keep the focus where it belongs, on Hillary,” Baldwin said.
Dueling solar amendments determine who will pay
Dueling solar amendments determine who will pay
William Patrick | July 25, 2016|   13
Sunshine may be free and abundant in the Sunshine State but there’s no free lunch when it comes to paying for solar energy.
Research group says jobs keep inmates from returning to prison
Research group says jobs keep inmates from returning to prison
William Patrick | July 22, 2016|   59
Report: Putting released inmates to work would increase public safety and help combat Florida’s over-incarceration problem.
Black ministers confront NAACP over school choice
Amelia Hamilton | July 14, 2016|   0
A group of African-American pastors in Florida is in a standoff over school choice against the NAACP. In May, dozens of black ministers — many of them members — urged the NAACP and Florida teachers unions to end a lawsuit seeking to kill a state tax credit for private school vouchers. The NAACP, so often on the […]
Florida plaintiffs want Supreme Court to hear school choice lawsuit
Amelia Hamilton | July 12, 2016|   2
Plaintiffs in a Florida school choice lawsuit would like the case to be go directly to the Supreme Court, arguing that there’s an urgent need to help the students affected. Jodi Siegel, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, wrote that since the suit was first filed in 2009, “a generation of children have failed to achieve.” Lawyers for the state are requesting […]
New law makes Florida a wide-open school choice state
John Bicknell | July 05, 2016|   3
Beginning next year, students in Florida will be able to attend any school in the state with space available. A new school choice law that took effect July 1 also calls for charter schools to get more state dollars based on the number of special needs and low-income students that attend. Read more here.
Florida lawmakers recognized for work on education
Amelia Hamilton | June 24, 2016|   0
Eight Florida lawmakers — seven Republicans and one Democrat — were recognized by the Florida Coalition of School Board Members for their work on education reform. “The coalition shares [values] with many of the decision makers in Tallahassee, but specifically the ones we gave awards to, things that really brought us into being: supporting parental […]
The educational establishment is holding kids hostage, and threatening parents with prison
The educational establishment is holding kids hostage, and threatening parents with prison
Amelia Hamilton | June 23, 2016|   63
Some Florida parents are so desperate to get their kids out of failing schools that they’re willing to risk a felony conviction and five years in prison to find a better learning environment. Sound crazy? It does, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. “Imagine getting carted off in cuffs and doing hard time for the […]
Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden
Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden
Eric Boehm | June 20, 2016|   131
Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts are suing Miami Shores after the town threatened to fine the couple $50 per day for their front-yard vegetable garden.