AT&T, medical marijuana, and a great white shark are in the headlines today.
TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — An administrative law judge has sided with the Florida Board of Education in a dispute about new requirements that could make it harder for faculty members to get — and keep — tenure-like contracts at state colleges.
The United Faculty of Florida in June challenged a rule that set new guidelines for “continuing” contracts at state colleges, including a requirement that colleges consider measures of student success in awarding the contracts. The state college system was long known as the community-college system.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said he hopes there will be more cooperation in Washington in 2014, despite it being an election year.
TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — With Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist already slugging it out, the 2014 gubernatorial race dominates political talk in Florida.
But scattered across the state, candidates are raising money and getting organized to try to win competitive Florida House seats. Campaign filings point to the House as the battleground in next year’s legislative races. Of the 20 Senate seats up for election, incumbents are unopposed in 15 of the districts — and the other five incumbents have huge fund-raising leads.