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Stimulus has helped 153,000 Florida workers

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The grand total of Florida workers who were helped directly or indirectly by jobs saved or created since the start of the stimulus bill more than a year ago amounts to 153,000. That’s the estimate from the Federal Council of Economic Advisers. Jobs “saved” means layoffs that were prevented as a result of the bill, officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A year ago, Florida expected to receive about $12.5 billion from the stimulus bill.…

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Mike Haridopolos blasts Charlie Crist over veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill, says Governor didn’t even read the bill

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From Senator Mike Haridopolos: Yesterday, good government, transparency and accountability were cast aside. In vetoing the Florida transparency bill, Governor Charlie Crist denied Florida’s voters and the press an opportunity for greater transparency in politician’s and political organization’s contributions and expenditures. Simply put, transparency equals accountability. Politically, it is understandable that this legislation is problematic for the Governor.  But what is indefensible is that Governor Crist failed to even read the bill. His uninformed veto comments did not reflect the stringent details…

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Mike Haridopolos blasts Charlie Crist over veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill, says Governor didn’t even read the bill

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From Senator Mike Haridopolos: Yesterday, good government, transparency and accountability were cast aside. In vetoing the Florida transparency bill, Governor Charlie Crist denied Florida’s voters and the press an opportunity for greater transparency in politician’s and political organization’s contributions and expenditures. Simply put, transparency equals accountability. Politically, it is understandable that this legislation is problematic for the governor.  But what is indefensible is that Governor Crist failed to even read the bill. His uninformed veto comments did not reflect the stringent details…

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Teachers protest outside Dean Cannon’s office

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Dozens of teachers held signs and chanted “nix S.B. six!” outside the Winter Park office of State Rep. Dean Cannon in a protest against education reform bills being pushed through the state legislature. Teachers said basing their pay on student test scores isn’t fair to them or students.”How would that make the student feel if their teacher gets paid or doesn’t get paid based on how well they do?” questioned one teacher, as her colleagues quickly gathered around, eager to…

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Teachers protest outside Dean Cannon’s office

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Dozens of teachers held signs and chanted “nix S.B. six!” outside the Winter Park office of State Rep. Dean Cannon in a protest against education reform bills being pushed through the state Legislature. Teachers said basing their pay on student test scores isn’t fair to them or students.”How would that make the student feel if their teacher gets paid or doesn’t get paid based on how well they do?” questioned one teacher, as her colleagues quickly gathered around, eager to…

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