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  • Publisher: WJXT
  • Date: 2018-09-12T18:16:47+0000
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ICYMI: The Florida Supreme Court strikes charter school amendment from ballot, a federal judge orders Spanish …

Florida Supreme Court strikes charter school amendment from November ballot: In a 4-3 ruling, Florida Supreme Court justices struck an education amendment off the November ballot that would have essentially allowed the state to bypass local school boards and set up charter schools on its own. Despite its profound potential impact on the state’s charter school system, the proposed Amendment 8 – placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission – didn’t even use the words “charter school” in the ballot language. The language would have imposed eight-year term limits on school board members, required the promotion of “civic literacy” in public schools and allowed the state to run and control public schools “not established by the school board.”

  • Publisher: Orlando Weekly
  • Author: Xander Peters
  • Twitter: @orlandoweekly
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Parrotheads and Lawsuits: Buffett Endorses Graham for Governor

Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on 13 proposed constitutional amendments, ranging from property tax cuts to banning greyhound racing. The following are items of political interest from the past week:

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That shouldn’t be too surprising. The iconic Florida entertainer and businessman has had some history with the Graham family. He performed a concert for her during her 2014 run for Congress, and in 1985 he joined Graham’s father, then-Gov. Bob Graham, at the Capitol Press Corps’ annual skits, where they sang two songs.

  • Publisher: Daily Business Review
  • Author: Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington
  • Twitter: @dbreview
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Sunburn ‘ The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics ‘ 9.6.18

We’re going on Day 2 of the 14th annual conference of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists.

A highlight of today’s panel lineup is Kim McDougal of GrayRobinson and Darrick McGhee of Johnson & Blanton.


McDougal knows whereof she speaks: She was Gov. Rick Scott’s fifth chief of staff since he took office in 2011, serving from April 2016 to May 2017, with a special emphasis on education issues.


He’s been the face of legislative and governmental affairs for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Education, the Department of Elder Affairs, and the Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • Publisher: Florida Politics
  • Date: 2018-09-06T06:41:23+00:00
  • Twitter: @Fla_Pol
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Letters to the editor: Sept. 11

His statements over the years indicate that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is opposed to voting rights laws. He will likely side with the four other Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices to gut the 1965 Voting Rights Act.’ If he is appointed to the Supreme Court, many polling places in black neighborhoods will probably close, forcing voters to stand in long lines. Racially gerrymandered districts will guarantee Republican victory in most if not all races.’

Senate Republicans will likely confirm Kavanaugh. Such actions are destroying American democracy. They think God is on their side, but racism, greed and destruction of nature are immoral, and we’re running out of time to save the Earth from climate change.

The state-by-state impact of overturning Roe with Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Right-wing media claim that letting states regulate abortion isn’t a threat for reproductive rights — it is.

Following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, right-wing media downplayed the impact that Kavanaugh — who has a stamp of approval from the conservative Federalist Society — would have on abortion rights in the United States. Some media outlets and figures claimed that if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it would merely return abortion regulation ‘to the states’ and have a minimal impact on abortion rights. Here’s a state-by-state guide to what a world without Roe would look like, as reported in the media, if and when Kavanaugh casts the deciding vote.

  • Publisher: Media Matters for America
  • Date: 2018-08-30T13:49:41-04:00
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  • Twitter: @mmfa
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