Friday, November 15, 2019
On Monday, his last full day in office, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott released a public letter outlining her accomplishments during his eights years in Tallahassee.   Florida Legislators and Fellow Floridians: When I ran for Governor of Florida in 2010, I promised...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., score a win this week as their proposal to move veterans into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is building traction on Capitol Hill.
This week, Dr. Louis Algaze was selected by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
The University of Tampa (UT) announced this week that it finished its capital campaign, which began in 2007, with more than 15,000 supporters raising more than $160 million. 
Griffin takes over from Dr. Jonathan Ellen, who resigned as chair, as the task force has only two months to offer its recommendations to the USF Board of Trustees. 
With young Floridians ready to go back to school, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is urging families to look at how student loans will impact their financial futures.
“Determined to put the focus on educating students over enriching for-profit companies capitalizing on Florida’s public school system, state Senator Janet Cruz has filed SB 584 and SB 586...in an effort improve the safety standards of Florida’s schools and ban for-profit management of Florida’s charter schools,” her office noted. 
State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, has filed a bill to limit a voucher program passed last year and championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“It is imperative for the future of our society that our state colleges and universities protect a culture of free speech on their campuses,” said DeSantis. “Here in Florida, we are showing that we welcome debate and the exchange of ideas."
A heavy favorite to win reelection, Gelber showcased his accomplishments as mayor, including creating an inspector general’s office for the city, passing a GO Bond program to help more than 50 capital projects, education reform, expanding city trolleys and adding police officers to every public school.