Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its support for President Eduardo Padron who was caught up in a public firestorm after he criticized several Republican lawmakers.
Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron launched an incredibly personal attack against members of the Florida legislature. Padron, president of the largest college in the country, is angry that a block of Miami-Dade legislators are blocking his efforts to have voters decide a possible sales tax increase that would be dedicated to helping the college expand. Republican State Representative Jose Oliva bore the brunt of that attack.
The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.
The sponsor of a measure that would extend in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants has said that a majority of the Senate has agreed to co-sponsor the bill.
A bill passed by the Florida Legislature would no longer allow school districts to collect student data like fingerprints.
A debate is brewing about a Senate proposal that could lead to some children in state care being placed in group homes instead of with foster families.
A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.
The state’s House stripped a key component of a measure which expands the state’s de facto voucher system, but swatted away Democrats’ attempts to make other changes to the bill, setting up a vote as soon as Friday.
Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. While the state’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid, an additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for it on top of the previous average monthly enrollments.
outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.