Articles in Category: 'Charlie Crist'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 20, 2010 12:08 PM
 

Senate Bill 6 is dead. Long live education reform.

Though the controversial teacher performance-pay bill was vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist, leading Republican lawmakers vow to resurrect the measure during the 2011 session -- when a new governor is in office.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 10, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Tackling the politically charged subject of tenure, school reformer Michelle Rhee told a Florida Senate committee Wednesday that teacher-protection rules undermine quality education.
 
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POSTED: January 7, 2011
By: Kevin Derby and Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 8, 2011 3:55 AM
 

After unveiling his proposed $65.8 billion budget in Eustis, Gov. Rick Scott headed back to Tallahassee to talk to the media while reaction poured in from leaders all across the state.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 8, 2011 3:55 AM
Florida’s public schools and universities will take a more than $3 billion hit under the budget proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, with public elementary through high school spending dropping by nearly $300 per student.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 5, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Moving to the right of GOP icon Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott is breaking new ground in his proposed state budget.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 31, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Thank God we found out Thursday night that the governor and his guests "dined on mesquite grilled swordfish, corn macque choux, and Florida strawberry shortcake."
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 4, 2011 3:55 AM

Four sitting Florida Public Service commissioners whose nominations were pulled back this week by Gov. Rick Scott can continue to serve through the legislative session and beyond, as can 164 other appointments that were withdrawn.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 3, 2011 9:31 AM

Gov. Rick Scott's recall of 168 Charlie Crist appointees reflects the new governor's desire to reshape -- and perhaps prune -- Florida's regulatory apparatus.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: February 2, 2011 3:55 AM
They’ve already got Rick Scott coming – but Tea Party activists are now trying to bring the faux ship Dartmouth out of storage to serve as backdrop for the Republican governor’s budget rollout next week.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 1, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Following up on last year’s attempt to overhaul how teachers are paid, the chairman of the Senate’s education policy committee filed a measure Monday that would partially base teacher salary increases on student test scores.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: January 28, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Deeper budget cuts may be needed to satisfy Wall Street, a top senator said Thursday, as a decade of heavy borrowing is forcing a call for higher budget reserves, which now loom as a driver of lawmakers’ spending decisions.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:10 PM
 

Newly inaugurated Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced his committee assignments in Washington Thursday, setting the stage for the issues he will focus on in his first years on the national stage.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:55 AM


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to requests Wednesday made by former Gov. Charlie Crist, current Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida congressional delegation to have more than half of the counties across the Sunshine State declared disaster areas due to the severe cold that gripped the state during November and December.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Mike Grissom, a veteran GOP operative, is a leading candidate to be the state Republican Party's new executive director, informed sources tell Sunshine State News.
 
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