A strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.
Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida’s children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.
Miami Republican Erik Fresen isn’t off the hook yet with the state’s Commission on Ethics.
A proposal that would allow Miami-Dade County to ask voters to bolster funding for a local state college and university is back, for a fourth time, before a tax-resistant, Republican-dominated Legislature.
Pointing to a change in the state’s education-financing formula, Florida Virtual School eliminated 177 full-time positions Monday, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported.
The future of Sun Life Stadium, and possibly future Super Bowls in South Florida, is up in the air Friday afternoon after the Florida House of Representatives failed to take up a bill dealing with the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
Gov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.
It’s a well-known issue: tax-funded sports stadiums in Miami. Now it’s back on the Miami-Dade County Commission’s agenda.
In a key test for casino gambling in Florida, a House subcommittee Friday will take up a revised bill that would allow up to three destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.