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Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State Capitol

TALLAHASSEE — Florida teachers are sounding off against the state’s education system, including its heavy reliance on high-stakes tests. More than a thousand teachers from across the state held a mid-day rally outside the Florida Capitol. They blasted the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott over everything from school …

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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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Out-of-state congressional donations on the rise

It’s happening in several congressional races, in states like Nebraska, Montana and Ohio. Millions of dollars from out-of-state donors and outside groups are fueling candidates’ war chests. Last week in Indiana, outside money helped Richard Mourdock beat out six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip …

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Who will Romney pick as his running mate?

With Mitt Romney having all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, the focus is shifting toward who Romney will choose as his running mate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what can be expected from the GOP race in the coming weeks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MacManusQARomneyRunningMate.mp3]

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