"Today many Florida teachers are at risk of having their pay impacted by the performance of children who are not even in their classrooms or subject areas."
One big storm could change that
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
Children and elderly fill waiting lists
In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.
The exemptions wipe out taxes for small businesses
"We cut business taxes so today 70 percent of our businesses don't pay a business tax."
More than smoke here
Marijuana Policy Project
Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.
Stop ... in the name of Kriseman
"For anybody who's trying to cross the street and has seen those signs that say you have to stop when pedestrians are in the crosswalk, that was a bill that I passed."
Open-air cafe instead
"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."
Yes, but Obama attack not really on point
Republican Party of Florida
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
Schools would get 20 days to test everyone
New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."
Big trend trickles down
"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."
Big growth under Bush, though
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
"President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president."
Rejection did not have his name, has his scent
Says Gov. Rick Scott returned "$1 million in federal funding that would have helped the state cover the cost of overseeing insurance rates under the new health care law."
Number is right; reason is vague
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
Had been declining for years
"This budget also reflects the smallest state government workforce per 1,000 residents in Florida in this century."
Income tax, schmincome tax - not in FL
"Odd fact for odd draft: No. 2 overall pick will earn more than the No. 1 pick due to no state tax in Florida. So 2 not so bad."
Not exact science
"Pasco County has the second highest population of homeless in all of Florida."
Love isn't cheap
"The financial penalties imposed" on gay couples "can cost us more than $300,000 compared with married heterosexual couples over a lifetime."
Because cellphones aren't cheap
"The average student in Florida, what they actually pay out of pocket at our major universities" for tuition is as much or less than what they spend on cellphones.
Don't let a human drive the driverless car
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
Actually, No. 3
Christopher L. Smith
Florida is "second in the nation in the uninsured."
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