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College Presidents Oppose State Senate Funding Proposal

Florida college presidents say they are opposed to a new performance-based funding measure that will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. James Henningsen, president of the College of Central Florida, told the State Board of Education on Thursday that the colleges want to stay with the performance …

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Gun Bills Line Up In Legislature

A measure that would reduce the penalty for people who briefly display a firearm in public and make it a non-criminal offense was been filed in the House on Friday. The proposal would change what is currently a second-degree misdemeanor charge into a $25 noncriminal violation that can be paid to a county clerk of the court.

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Liquor, Self-Defense Bills Moving In Senate

Controversial proposals that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores and shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases were set up Thursday to be among the first items the Senate could approve when the annual legislative session begins next month. The Rules Committee voted 7-4 for a proposal (SB 106) that would end a Depression-era law requiring liquor stores and bars to be separated from groceries and other retail goods, an issue commonly referred to as the "liquor wall."

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State Colleges Defend Four-Year Degrees

The Florida College System chancellor on Thursday defended the ability of state colleges to offer four-year degree programs, saying the approval process for new baccalaureate degrees is “rigorous” and that students receiving the degrees remain a small part of overall enrollment. Chancellor Madeline Pumariega told the House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee …

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