Best of the Blogs: Sine Die

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 5-9-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.

SINE DIE: The GOP’s Choice
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Despite a national mood that favors the Republicans, Florida’s GOP faces a potential final day in complete control of the legislature today.

Climate Change: Florida GOP Look The Other Way As Florida Drowns
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Even back in the 1980’s when I lived there, any time it rained, parts of South Tampa were nearly impossible to navigate due to flooding.

Florida water – still down and still dirty
By Cathy Harrelson
Gulf Restoration Network
The Florida legislative session ended last Friday without passage of the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act.

Thank you, Senator Latvala, for saving the Florida Retirement System
By Sandspur
SWFWMD Matters
If you work for the State of Florida, or its school system, or one of many counties, cities, or special districts like a water management district, you should send a note of thanks to Senator Jack Latvala.

Did Step Up for Students Buy Florida Voucher Expansion?
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
At some point, the Republican-dominated Florida senate was going to be able to impose their will on expanding Florida’s voucher system.