Monday, August 19, 2019
With Florida holding its annual tax-free “back to school” days in the first week of August, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) showed off some of the benefits this year.
Last week, Florida state Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, turned to fellow senators to serve on committees outside the Legislature.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody focused on teen vaping this week, crossing the state to crack down on it even as she noted that one out of four high school students in the Sunshine State vape.
From his seat on the U.S. House Agriculture and Financial Services Committees, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is pairing up with a Democratic presidential candidate to push a bill to expand food stamp options for college students.
The bill exempts lower income Americans from making payments towards their Income Share Agreements (ISAs) and cap the terms ISA providers can offer. The legislation also ensures ISA funders offer more transparency and information to students.
Rubio got some help from the Sunshine State last week as U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, to bring out the House version of the bill.
While having a college degree has traditionally been a hallmark of success in America, a new online study from PayScale offers insights as graduates in the workforce weigh in on their biggest regrets after pursuing higher education.
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.
On Monday, after news broke that the principal of Spanish River High School sent an email to a parent questioning whether Holocaust happened, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, issued a joint statement calling for his dismissal.
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).