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Florida Prisons Want To Slash Kosher Offerings; Justice Department Says It Would Be Illegal

| May 22, 2014

In a brief filed Monday, lawyers for the Department of Corrections argued that the law allows Florida to scrap the kosher meals because of the financial burden placed on the “cash-strapped agency.” The state has spent more than $200,000 on the lawsuit so far.

It’s Not Just Flagler: Across Florida, Schools Contend With $1 Billion Less for Education

| July 7, 2011

From Broward’s elimination of 1,400 teaching positions to Marion’s reduction to a 4-day week to Duval’s cuts in sports programs, school districts have been finding various ways to make shriveled ends meet.

Foregoing Raise to Top Staff, School Board Awards 2% to Most Others But Cuts Schedules

| June 22, 2011

High and middle school students will lose 45 minutes a day in instructional time, the equivalent of 21 days, and the 2 percent raise won’t make up for salary losses from higher pension and insurance costs and a shorter work year.

Taxable Property Values Plummet a Record 20%; Dire Numbers for Local Governments

| June 1, 2010

The drop is the steepest of the last three years. Some $5 billion in taxable values have been wiped out since 2007.

Florida House: Medicaid “Reform” for All?

| April 6, 2010

House leaders late Monday released a proposal that would require almost all beneficiaries statewide to enroll in managed-care plans — including seniors who need long-term care.

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