Can tax credit scholarships make the move from the states to D.C.?
John Bicknell | March 29, 2017
Tax credit scholarship programs are already proving successful at the state level. Now lawmakers and the new administration are talking about going national.
Will Florida preempt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?
Will Florida preempt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?
William Patrick | March 29, 2017
The need to “densify” existing networks to support 5GLTE is setting up a conflict between the state and cities.
Contract negotiations underway for Jefferson County charter takeover
Contract negotiations underway for Jefferson County charter takeover
Erin Clark | March 27, 2017
Somerset Academy has a record of raising the achievement levels of poor minority students. Will it work in Jefferson County?
Senate Education Committee talks testing tweaks
Senate Education Committee talks testing tweaks
Erin Clark | March 24, 2017
The Senate Education Committee dedicated its weekly meeting to issues of assessment bloat and effective testing.
‘Safety valve’ wanted for harsh mandatory minimum drug law
‘Safety valve’ wanted for harsh mandatory minimum drug law
William Patrick | March 23, 2017
The highly-addictive opioids are legal pain medications when prescribed by a doctor, and can leave some people hooked after their prescriptions expire.
Senators get up to speed on medical marijuana sticking points
Senators get up to speed on medical marijuana sticking points
Erin Clark | March 23, 2017
Wednesday’s Health Policy Committee workshop served to catch up the members on the controversial parts of Amendment 2 roll-out.
Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape
Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape
William Patrick | March 22, 2017
Florida as the fourth most restrictive state in the country with respect to occupational licensing regulations, says the Institute for Justice.
Indiana has top charter school law
Indiana has top charter school law
John Bicknell | March 22, 2017
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' top 10 is a mix of established charter programs and newer systems.
Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators
Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators
William Patrick | March 22, 2017
Ocheesee Creamery can now call its skim milk exactly what it is -- skim milk -- says the 11th Circuit.
Money fuels medical marijuana debate
Money fuels medical marijuana debate
Erin Clark | March 21, 2017
Florida's already-licensed dispensaries are spending big bucks to stay involved in the legislative debate on medical marijuana.