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St. Pete Chamber of Commerce adds education to its 2016 legislative priorities

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce is backing the usual suspects this Legislative Session, but this year, the pro-business group is adding a new priority to its list: education. Following the high-profile “Failure Factories” investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, the chamber decided to get on board with some potential fixes. The exposé uncovered five chronically failing elementary schools in Pinellas County, all in South St. Pete. Much has been debated about improving the educational outcomes for students attending…

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Republican states joining Florida Obamacare challenge … again

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In what is seemingly reminiscent of its 2010 case against Obamacare, Gov. Rick Scott‘s lawsuit has picked up steam with Republican-led states. After verbally committing support, governors from Kansas and Texas jointly filed an amici curia brief with the federal court in Pensacola on Friday. “Florida won a partial and very public victory against (the federal government) and now the agency is threatening to punish Florida by punching a $1.3 billion hole in its budget unless Florida gives back everything it…

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