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Incoming Puerto Rican students eligible for free school meals

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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Friday that Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will be able to get free school meals through the National School Lunch Program. That’s “in response to the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico and in preparation for an influx of evacuees,” Putnam’s office said in a release.

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Rick Scott backs raise for juvy officers

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Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he will propose a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers in his 2018-19 recommended budget. That budget is expected to be revealed at The Associated Press’ annual legislative coverage planning session on Nov. 2 at the Capitol. 

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Tampa Bay Rowdies earn 2-2 draw on the road against Bethlehem

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies took another positive step toward the USL Cup Playoffs Wednesday afternoon with a 2-2 draw on the road against the Bethlehem Steel FC. Georgi Hristov and Hunter Gorskie scored the goals for Tampa Bay as they extended their unbeaten run to three games. With this point earned, the Rowdies are now just four points away from clinching a playoff berth. Tampa Bay (12-9-7 (W-T-L), 45 points) led 1-0 and 2-1, but the Steel FC fought back…

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Brevard Sheriff endorses Ashley Moody for Attorney General

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Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey is endorsing Republican Ashley Moody as Florida’s next Attorney General.

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What they’re saying about Annette Taddeo’s victory in SD 40

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After three attempts at elective office, Democrat Annette Taddeo finally won Tuesday’s special election to represent Miami-area Florida Senate District 40.

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Personnel note: Bryan Koon quits as state emergency management head

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With a little more than two months left in the 2017 hurricane season, Florida’s emergency management head is leaving his job “to pursue an opportunity in the private sector,” the Governor’s Office announced Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott announced Bryan Koon’s resignation as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), effective next Sunday.

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

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