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Florida schools should provide no-cost menstrual supplies to girls | Letters

Orlando Sentinel 10 Apr 2021
Nearly 55% of Florida’s 4 million children are either living in or near poverty, and 66% of Florida’s public-school children qualify for free or reduced-price school ...
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Letters from readers: Charter schools need clawback provision

The Florida Times Union 10 Apr 2021
I asked the Florida Department of Education if that was legal, but they have not yet replied ... Nearly 55 percent of Florida's four million children are either living in or near poverty, and 66 percent of Florida’s public-school children qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch ... We can solve this problem for Florida’s youth.
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House Vote-By-Mail Proposal Gets Overhaul

CBS Sports 09 Apr 2021
Ron DeSantis, boasted about Florida’s smooth handling of the November elections ... But organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Southern Poverty Law Center remained opposed, even after the changes adopted by the committee ... The News Service of Florida’s Dara Kam contributed to this report.) .
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Florida Legislature: House bill to overhaul state's vote-by-mail process gets overhaul

Daytona Beach News-Journal 09 Apr 2021
Ron DeSantis, boasted about Florida’s smooth handling of the November elections ... Florida Legislature ... But organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Southern Poverty Law Center remained opposed, even after the changes adopted by the committee.
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“60 Minutes” on its story about vaccine distribution in Palm Beach County

Sandhills Express 09 Apr 2021
Inside Florida’s chaotic vaccine rollout. CBS News issued a statement Wednesday that defended a “60 Minutes” segment that aired Sunday, April 4, on the early vaccine rollout in Palm Beach County and pushed back against claims made in recent days by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
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Biden mourns passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings

The Hill 06 Apr 2021
“It was a passion he forged as a pioneering civil rights lawyer in the 1960s, fighting tirelessly to desegregate hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in south Florida — a trailblazing spirit to advocate for what is right that guided him throughout his life.” ... Hastings was civil rights attorney who fought segregation and poverty.
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'Child care needs to be a guarantee' in the infrastructure bill, top Democrat says

Business Insider 06 Apr 2021
He proposed permanently expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit to cut child poverty ... aimed at cutting poverty, and more ... Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah said in a February statement that they support increasing the CTC, and Sen.
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How U.S. presidents carry themselves matters to the world

LA Daily News 05 Apr 2021
Carter had shown weakness when Haitians fleeing extreme poverty by sailing to Florida were met with what Carter said would be America’s “open arms and open hearts.” That statement led to many thousands more taking to the sea to come here.
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Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor seat an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for voters

Tampa Bay Times 02 Apr 2021
A prosecutor wields tremendous influence in Florida ...There is an extraordinary opportunity there for something bigger, something more progressive at the next election cycle,” said Carrie Boyd, senior policy counsel with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which chairs the Florida Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform ... Florida House Speaker.
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg: ‘Florida Has A Lot On The Line In This Race Against ...

CBS Sports 31 Mar 2021
The conversation first started with the impact the recently passed COVID relief bill will have in fighting child poverty across the country, including here in Florida ... This bill stands to raise a quarter of a million Americans just in the state of Florida, alone American children, out of poverty, and is going to benefit millions of families.
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Civil and Human Rights Organizations Fight for Open Records at Florida Prisons

Jacksonville Free Press 30 Mar 2021
African Americans comprise about half of the more than 100,000 inmates in Florida prisons and jails ... The First Amendment Foundation, ACLU of Florida, and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed the brief supporting the plaintiffs in ... “Organizations like ours rely on Florida’s public record laws to make sure that the law is being followed.
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GOP Lawmakers Take Aim At Ballot Initiatives

CBS Sports 29 Mar 2021
“Our concern is that you continue to allow a way for the citizens of Florida to voice their concerns … when the legislators seem to be completely out of touch with us.” ... But the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Sierra Club and the NAACP were among organizations opposing the measures.
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Florida lawmakers advance school voucher expansion plan

Tampa Bay Times 25 Mar 2021
Since Florida’s legislative session began, we’ve known some sort of voucher bill would make its way into the conversation ... Read on for the latest on that story and more Florida education news ... “Costly and cruel.” That’s how the Southern Poverty Law Center described the use of Florida’s Baker Act in schools, WFLX reports.
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Baker Act use on students in Florida schools is 'costly and cruel,' Southern Poverty Law Center report finds

WPTV 24 Mar 2021
That's what the Southern Poverty Law Center claims it found when examining the use of the Baker Act in schools throughout Florida ... "Florida is excessively higher than any other state that collects the data," said Barcardi Jackson, an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in an interview with WPTV Contact 5.
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Study: New Mexico third to last in taxpayer return on investment

Sierra County Sentinel 23 Mar 2021
"Additionally, the median annual household income in New Mexico is the third lowest in the country at less than $50,000, which is why the state has the third highest percentage of residents living in poverty, over 19.". The study said New Hampshire taxpayers see the best return on their investment, followed by Florida, South Dakota and Virginia ... .

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