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Justices Reject Challenge To Three Ballot Measures


Tallahassee, FL – Though one justice wrote that voters should “beware,â€� the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to three proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot — including a measure that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces. Justices overturned a ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers that would have blocked the ... Read More »

More Oversight Planned After Improper University Spending


Tallahassee, FL – After the University of Central Florida improperly paid for building projects, the university system’s Board of Governors is moving forward with a plan that will require more oversight of so-called “carry-forwardâ€� funds that universities, unlike most state agencies, are allowed to accumulate. Syd Kitson, chairman of the board’s Budget and Finance Committee, said Tuesday the university system ... Read More »

University Performance Funding Set For Changes


Tallahassee, FL – Florida university leaders want to revise the system’s performance-funding model, looking to eliminate a dreaded “bottom threeâ€� that annually denies state money to the lowest-performing schools. In this academic year, Florida A&M University, the University of North Florida and New College of Florida missed out on shares of $265 million in state performance funding because they were ... Read More »

Election Changes Urged In Storm-Ravaged Areas


Photo courtesy vepar5 and Shutterstock.com. ” data-medium-file=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?fit=300%2C150″ data-large-file=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?fit=500%2C250″ src=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?resize=500%2C250″ alt=”” width=”500″ height=”250″ srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?resize=500%2C250 500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?resize=300%2C150 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/florida-election-vote-poll.jpg?w=800 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px” data-recalc-dims=”1″> Tallahassee, FL –Â Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux, who serves as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, wants the state to consider changes for the general election — from emailed vote-by-mail ... Read More »