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Chris Latvala sponsoring bill proposed by local high school students

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State Rep. Chris Latvala has filed a bill conceived by two Countryside High School students. House Bill 1147 would require the state Commissioner of Education to create a high school elective course for some students to provide lessons in life skills, leadership development, college planning, and a study hall. Under the bill the State Board of Education would be authorized to adopt the new curriculum. The legislation comes as a result of Latvala’s “That Ought to be a Law” contest. “I am…

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Jeb Bush’s busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

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During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor’s mansion in early 2007, and his industry portfolio expanded steadily until he began shedding ties late last year to prepare a run for president. Executives who worked alongside Bush…

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