Tag: Richard Corcoran

A sucker punch to Florida’s public schools

Instead of being given a helping hand, Florida’s public schools are being dealt a big sucker punch. HB 7069, if signed by Gov. Scott, would devastate public schools, shortchange teachers, and finance a huge giveaway to corporate charter school chains.

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Sweet deal for Rick Scott, bad deal for Florida

From time to time an investigative news story comes along that every Floridian should read. Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Times reported that many of Florida’s leading Republicans, including Gov. Rick Scott, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, have had a really sweet deal from the powerful sugar industry: free secret hunting junkets to King Ranch in Texas.

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