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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s mack daddy, PLSAs, Earth Day and teaching economics

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Today on Context Florida:

The annual Harlot Show and Prostitution Expo – commonly called the Florida Legislative Session – has been such a wowsa so far, Diane Roberts says that we have neglected to pay sufficient attention to the mack daddy in the Mansion. You know, Rick Scott. He’s not governing; he has people for that. He’s running for the United States Senate.

William Mattox writes of an innovative new policy adopted by Florida legislators last year called Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSAs). These flexible accounts enable parents of children with unique abilities to “customize” their child’s education by choosing from a wide array of instructional materials, classroom programs, tutorial services, learning therapies and the like.

Alan Farago says it makes sense for President Barack Obama to be in the Everglades on Earth Day. According to the White House, he will draw attention to both the Everglades and the massive economic consequences of global warming and climate change.

League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates President Patrick La Pine believes teaching Florida students about economics is crucial. By providing education on topics including money management, retirement planning, dealing with debt, and marriage and merging finances, credit unions around Florida hope to promote responsible spending and saving habits as students look to enter the workforce and beyond.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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