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Florida Schools Do Well in U.S. News and World Report Top Colleges

Elected officials across Florida cheered state universities doing well in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of American higher ed institutions.

Florida Mayor Struggles in the Democratic Presidential Primary Race

Back in March, Messam was reelected as mayor of Miramar, winning 86 percent of the vote--and he turned his attention later that month to running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

New School Year Starts With Gas Prices Continuing to Drop Across Florida

With the new school year starting across most parts of Florida this week, gas prices continue to decline in the Sunshine State--though two prominent university towns have some of the most expensive gasoline in the state.
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Florida Colleges Weigh Adversity Scores Championed by Common Core Supporter in Admissions

Florida State University (FSU) is joining dozens of other schools across the nation in using a new format called “adversity scores” which are designed to measure a student’s past in terms of dealing with social and economic issues.
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Florida has Two Active Senators in Marco Rubio, Rick Scott

Halfway though his second term, Rubio still commands a very high profile on Capitol Hill even as he spends a good deal of time on foreign policy. Scott has a far higher profile than most senators after three months.

Six Months After Hurricane Michael, Coaches Join Legislators Urging More Relief for Northwest Florida

"This is America, this is Florida, and we’re letting our people live in those conditions? We’re letting our children suffer. We’re letting our children live in tents. It’s wrong."

Ron DeSantis Backs Free Speech on Florida’s College and University Campuses

“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."

JMI: Reducing the Number of Licensed Occupations Could Reduce Re-Arrest Rates

The report “examines an often neglected, but potentially important, barrier to transitioning formerly incarcerated people into mainstream society and the economy: occupational licensing."

JMI Report: Local Impact Fees and Regulations Affect Housing Costs in Southwest Florida

“What Reagan said many years ago still rings true, that the scariest words to hear are 'I’m from from the government and we’re here to help.' What we see time and again are ambitious and often well-intentioned government agents identifying a goal, affordable housing, and then creating policies that completely undermine that goal."
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With Hurricane Michael in the Gulf, FSU to Close for the Week

Based on the most recent forecast on Hurricane Michael from the National Hurricane Center, on Monday, Florida State University (FSU) announced it will close for the week effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
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Al Lawson Gets Bill Helping Small Businesses in National Defense Reauthorization Act

The bill cleared the U.S. House Small Business Committee back in June 2017 and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, the ranking Democrat on the committee, went to bat for Lawson on Monday. 
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