Sunshine State News RSS Feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en High Court Could Consider Campaign Cash in Judicial Races http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/high-court-could-consider-campaign-cash-judicial-races <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-saunders-news-service-florida">Jim Saunders News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 2:40 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/high-court-could-consider-campaign-cash-judicial-races"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/supremecourt-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="105" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/high-court-could-consider-campaign-cash-judicial-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/high-court-could-consider-campaign-cash-judicial-races#comments News Politics Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:02:37 +0000 Chris Moran 5921460 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com $15 Million State Property Sale Will Benefit Florida Forever http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/15-million-property-sale-proceeds-will-benefit-florida-forever <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/sunshine-state-news-0">Sunshine State News</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 2:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/15-million-property-sale-proceeds-will-benefit-florida-forever"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/state-hospital-scott.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="77" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/15-million-property-sale-proceeds-will-benefit-florida-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/15-million-property-sale-proceeds-will-benefit-florida-forever#comments A.G. 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Vinyard Jr. Kelley Boree News Rick Scott Southeast Legacy Investments Politics Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:19:33 +0000 Nancy Smith 5921473 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lee County Reverses Decision to Opt Out of Standardized Testing http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-reverses-decision-opt-out-standardized-testing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 11:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/lee-county-reverses-decision-opt-out-standardized-testing"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/standardizedtest-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="113" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-reverses-decision-opt-out-standardized-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-reverses-decision-opt-out-standardized-testing#comments Chris Quackenbush Common Core State Standards Don Armstrong Education FCAT Jeb Bush Lee County School Board Lee County School District Mary Fischer Nancy Graham News Rick Scott standardized testing Stop Common Core FL Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:53:14 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5921398 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Irresponsible Choices http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/irresponsible-choices <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/thomas-spwell">Thomas Sowell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove."<br /><br />Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now "strongly disapprove" of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them.<a href="/story/irresponsible-choices"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thomas-sowell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/irresponsible-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/irresponsible-choices#comments News Columns Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:15:01 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5921286 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com New Courthouse Could Bring More Debt to Miami-Dade http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-courthouse-could-bring-more-debt-miami-dade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/marianela-toledo-floridawatchdogorg">Marianela Toledo FloridaWatchdog.org</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/new-courthouse-could-bring-more-debt-miami-dade"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/dade-county-courthouse-sign-300x177.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="159" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-courthouse-could-bring-more-debt-miami-dade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-courthouse-could-bring-more-debt-miami-dade#comments News Politics Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:27:28 +0000 Nancy Smith 5921269 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com One Person's Fairness Is Another Person's Gerrymander http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-persons-fairness-another-persons-gerrymander <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/lloyd-brown">Lloyd Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>For all the angst over redistricting, the truth is, there is no way to have perfect voting districts.</p><a href="/story/one-persons-fairness-another-persons-gerrymander"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/right-coast.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="273" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-persons-fairness-another-persons-gerrymander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-persons-fairness-another-persons-gerrymander#comments Fair Districts Florida legislature News Redistricting Columns Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:05:33 +0000 Nancy Smith 5921267 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ah, the Neglected Millionaire http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-80 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-80"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_92.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-80#comments Cartoons News Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:03:28 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5921111 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Finally Has Sensible Property Insurance Policies http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-finally-has-sensible-property-insurance-policies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/mark-delegal">Mark Delegal</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sept. 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky.</p><a href="/story/florida-finally-has-sensible-property-insurance-policies"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/mark_delegal.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="270" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-finally-has-sensible-property-insurance-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-finally-has-sensible-property-insurance-policies#comments News Columns Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:30:53 +0000 Nancy Smith 5921080 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Johnny Gaffney Blocks Reggie Fullwood's Easy Path Back to Tallahassee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-has-no-easy-path-back-tallahassee-johnny-gaffney-primary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/reggie-fullwood-has-no-easy-path-back-tallahassee-johnny-gaffney-primary"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/johnnygaffneyreggiefullwood-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="87" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-has-no-easy-path-back-tallahassee-johnny-gaffney-primary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-has-no-easy-path-back-tallahassee-johnny-gaffney-primary#comments Audrey Gibson Denise Lee Florida House Jacksonville Jacksonville City Council Johnny Gaffney Lawrence Jefferson News Reggie Fullwood Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:48:17 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920734 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com George Sheldon's Back in Charlie Crist's Shadow http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/george-sheldons-back-familiar-place-charlie-crists-shadow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/george-sheldons-back-familiar-place-charlie-crists-shadow"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/georgesheldoncharliecrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="96" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/george-sheldons-back-familiar-place-charlie-crists-shadow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/george-sheldons-back-familiar-place-charlie-crists-shadow#comments 2000 2002 2014 Bob Butterworth Buddy Dyer Charlie Crist DCF George Sheldon News Pam Bondi Perry Thurston Rick Scott Scott Maddox Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:41:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920604 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lower Corporate Tax Rates. Now. http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lower-corporate-tax-rates-now <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/charles-krauthhammer">Charles Krauthammer</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.</p><a href="/story/lower-corporate-tax-rates-now"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Charles-Krauthammer-Mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lower-corporate-tax-rates-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lower-corporate-tax-rates-now#comments News Columns Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:22:01 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920842 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: The Inevitable Battle Begins http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-inevitable-battle-begins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida-0">Brandon Larrabee News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-inevitable-battle-begins"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charliecristrickscott-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="100" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-inevitable-battle-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-inevitable-battle-begins#comments News Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:41:31 +0000 Chris Moran 5920834 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Unity Tour All Show, No Go http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unity-tour-all-show-no-go <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Democrats who were saying a lot of ugly things about each other less than a week ago are suddenly hugging it out on a theatrical kumbaya tour.</p><a href="/story/unity-tour-all-show-no-go"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unity-tour-all-show-no-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unity-tour-all-show-no-go#comments Allison Tant Annette Taddeo Bill McCollum Bill Nelson Charlie Crist David Rich Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee Emily's List Florida Democratic Party Geri Thompson Leslie Wimes Morgan & Morgan Nan Rich News Rick Scott the People's Team unity tour Columns Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:31 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920819 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jay Fant Holds Off Paul Renner by Two Votes in Jacksonville GOP Primary http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jay-fant-holds-paul-renner-2-votes-jacksonville-gop-primary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/jay-fant-holds-paul-renner-2-votes-jacksonville-gop-primary"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jayfantpaulrenner-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="158" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jay-fant-holds-paul-renner-2-votes-jacksonville-gop-primary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jay-fant-holds-paul-renner-2-votes-jacksonville-gop-primary#comments ABC AIF Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida Associated Industries of Florida Charles Van Zant Daniel Davis Florida House Florida Retail Federation FRF Jacksonville Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Janet Adkins Jay Fant Jerry Holland John Rutherford John Thrasher National Federation of Independent Business News NFIB Paul Renner Ron DeSantis Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:38:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920800 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Unfortunate Truth http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-79 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-79"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_91.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-79" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-79#comments Cartoons News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:15:20 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920718 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com S. Florida Congressional Race Aided by National Party Leaders http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/national-party-leaders-help-out-south-florida-congressional-race <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/national-party-leaders-help-out-south-florida-congressional-race"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/carloscurbelogregwaldenjoegarcia-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="72" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/national-party-leaders-help-out-south-florida-congressional-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/national-party-leaders-help-out-south-florida-congressional-race#comments Carlos Curbelo CD 26 Congress Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC Greg Walden Joe Garcia John Boehner Nancy Pelosi National Republican Congressional Committee News NRCC U.S. House Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:25:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920648 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Focus Ignores GOP Foe Joe Kaufman http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-focuses-national-and-state-politics-ignores-gop-foe-joe-kaufman <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-focuses-national-and-state-politics-ignores-gop-foe-joe-kaufman"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/debbiewassermanschultzjoekaufman-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="113" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-focuses-national-and-state-politics-ignores-gop-foe-joe-kaufman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-focuses-national-and-state-politics-ignores-gop-foe-joe-kaufman#comments Americans Against Hate Annette Taddeo Charlie Crist Congress Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC Israel Joe Kaufman Juan Garcia Larry King Mark Udall News Paul Ryan Rick Scott Stephanie Anderson Politics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:25:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920614 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com All Aboard Florida Foes Get Their Audience with DOT, Rick Scott's Office http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-florida-foes-get-their-audience-dot-rick-scotts-office <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-turner-news-service-florida">Jim Turner News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/all-aboard-florida-foes-get-their-audience-dot-rick-scotts-office"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/all_aboard_florida.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-florida-foes-get-their-audience-dot-rick-scotts-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-florida-foes-get-their-audience-dot-rick-scotts-office#comments News Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:51:09 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920514 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Build Better Teachers http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/build-better-teachers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/mona-charen">Mona Charen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> For the past half-century, and particularly since the 1983 "Nation at Risk" report, Americans have been heaving great sacks of money at schools. Federal spending alone has tripled since the 1970s. The New York Times calculates that the federal government now spends $107.6 billion on education yearly, which is layered over an estimated $524.7 billion spent by states and localities (source: National Center for Education Statistics).<a href="/story/build-better-teachers"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charen.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/build-better-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/build-better-teachers#comments News Columns Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:42 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920541 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lee County Jumped into the Fire: Many Repercussions for Opting Out of Tests http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-jumped-fire-list-repercussions-opting-out-tests-long <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/lee-county-jumped-fire-list-repercussions-opting-out-tests-long"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/breakpencil-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="117" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-jumped-fire-list-repercussions-opting-out-tests-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-jumped-fire-list-repercussions-opting-out-tests-long#comments Bob Schaeffer Common Core State Standards Dan Armstrong Education FCAT Florida Department of Education Florida School Boards Association Lee County School Board Lee County School District News standardized test Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:41:17 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920508 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Backroom Briefing: Global Warming Heats Up Governor's Race http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-global-warming-heats-governors-race <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-and-brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida">Dara Kam and Brandon Larrabee News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/backroom-briefing-global-warming-heats-governors-race"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottomsteyer-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="101" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-global-warming-heats-governors-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-global-warming-heats-governors-race#comments News Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:11:11 +0000 Chris Moran 5920495 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Blame 'Retirement Liabilities' for Florida's $11.5 Billion in Off-the-Books Debt http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/blame-retirement-liabilities-floridas-115-billion-books-debt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/william-patrick-floridawatchdogorg">William Patrick FloridaWatchdog.org</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/blame-retirement-liabilities-floridas-115-billion-books-debt"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/cash-money-300x175.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="158" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/blame-retirement-liabilities-floridas-115-billion-books-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/blame-retirement-liabilities-floridas-115-billion-books-debt#comments News Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:47:22 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920456 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com 'Unity' is the Byword for Florida Democrats Now http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-democrats-try-unite-after-primaries <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/florida-democrats-try-unite-after-primaries"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charliecristnanrich-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-democrats-try-unite-after-primaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-democrats-try-unite-after-primaries#comments Bill Nelson Charlie Crist Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC Florida Democratic Party George Sheldon Leslie Dougher Morgan & Morgan Nan Rich News Pam Bondi Perry Thurston Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott RPOF Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:44:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920455 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Generation Gap http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-116 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon-116"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_127.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="179" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-116#comments Cartoons News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:26 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920446 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Clash over 2016 and the Economy http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-ryan-and-debbie-wasserman-schultz-clash-2016-and-obamas-economy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/paul-ryan-and-debbie-wasserman-schultz-clash-2016-and-obamas-economy"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paulryandebbiewassermanschultz-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="117" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-ryan-and-debbie-wasserman-schultz-clash-2016-and-obamas-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-ryan-and-debbie-wasserman-schultz-clash-2016-and-obamas-economy#comments 2012 2016 Barack Obama Congress Democratic National Committee DNC Economy Hillary Clinton Larry King Mitt Romney News Paul Ryan PoliticKing with Larry King Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:29:23 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920410 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Michael McKenna Presents a Grassroots Challenge to Dan Webster http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/michael-mckenna-shows-importance-grassroots-campaigning-he-challenges-dan-webster <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-0">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/michael-mckenna-shows-importance-grassroots-campaigning-he-challenges-dan-webster"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/michaelmckennadanwebster-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="101" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/michael-mckenna-shows-importance-grassroots-campaigning-he-challenges-dan-webster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/michael-mckenna-shows-importance-grassroots-campaigning-he-challenges-dan-webster#comments Barack Obama Bill Ferree Bill Nelson CD 10 Central Florida Congress Dan Webster FairDistrict Amendments Michael McKenna News Shayan Modarres Trayvon Martin Val Demings Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5920340 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Martin County Hit With Lawsuit for Imposing 'Secret' Land-Use Restriction on Hobe Sound Restaurant http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/martin-county-hit-lawsuit-imposing-secret-land-use-restriction-hobe-sound-restaurant <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 28, 2014 2:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/martin-county-hit-lawsuit-imposing-secret-land-use-restriction-hobe-sound-restaurant"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/flashbeachgrille-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="144" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/martin-county-hit-lawsuit-imposing-secret-land-use-restriction-hobe-sound-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/martin-county-hit-lawsuit-imposing-secret-land-use-restriction-hobe-sound-restaurant#comments Anita Breinig Christina Martin conservation easement Environmental Protection Agency Flash Beach Grille Gabriella Ferraro Growth Management Department Hobe Sound Koontz Martin County News Pacific Legal Foundation PAMP PLF Preserve Area Management Plan preserve interest Robert and Anita Breinig St. Johns River Water Management District U.S. Supreme Court Politics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:40:35 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920324 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lee County Becomes First District to Opt Out of Standardized Tests http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-becomes-first-district-opt-out-standardized-tests <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 28, 2014 10:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/lee-county-becomes-first-district-opt-out-standardized-tests"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/standardizedtest-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="113" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-becomes-first-district-opt-out-standardized-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lee-county-becomes-first-district-opt-out-standardized-tests#comments Chris Quackenbush Common Core State Standards Education Florida Constitution Florida Department of Education Jeanne Dozier Lee County School District Nancy Graham News standardized tests Stop Common Core FL Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:50:19 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5920326 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Why Nan Rich Supporters Will Never Support Charlie Crist http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-nan-rich-supporters-will-never-support-charlie-crist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/leslie-wimes">Leslie Wimes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 28, 2014 7:40 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday night Charlie-Come-Lately Crist won the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida.</p><a href="/story/why-nan-rich-supporters-will-never-support-charlie-crist"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/leslie_wimes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="270" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-nan-rich-supporters-will-never-support-charlie-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-nan-rich-supporters-will-never-support-charlie-crist#comments Charlie Crist Florida Democratic Party Florida Democrats Nan Rich News Columns Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:27:17 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920276 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lowering the Bar at the VA http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lowering-bar-va <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: August 28, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The headline reads, "Report: No vets died because of delays." Well, <em>whew!</em> I guess everything's OK at the VA then?</p><a href="/story/lowering-bar-va"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lowering-bar-va" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lowering-bar-va#comments American Legion National Convention Electronic Waiting List News Phoenix president Obama Robert McDonald VA Veterans Veterans Administration vets Columns Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:56:35 +0000 Nancy Smith 5920222 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com