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The Florida Department of Education released a list of newly-failing public schools that are eligible to compete for Schools of Hope funding.

The Orlando Sentinel is endorsing Bobby Olszewski in the House District 44 special primary election.

With less than a week until the special primary, GOP candidate Alex Diaz de la Portilla releases his first television ad for SD 40, while Republican challenger Rep. Jose Felix Diaz has been airing ads for weeks.

The 2017 Kids County Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Florida 40th in the nation overall, 45th in economic well-being, 44th in health and 31st in education.

Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday urged state university presidents to use the additional $120 million set aside for the 2017-18 academic year "judiciously," noting that the funding might not be back the next year.

Democratic activist Barbara Cady is running for Republican Rep. Mike La Rosa's House seat in 2018.

Republican Rep. Clay Yarborough will face Democratic challenger Timothy Yost in the 2018 election cycle.

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The Rules

Access various reports and statistics on 2017 House and Senate bills. As of Tuesday afternoon, 3,028 bills have been filed.

The Rules

An updated edition of the House Rules has been released.

The Rules

During the majority of session: House committee amendments must be filed by 6:00pm the day before a committee meets; Senate amendments must be filed 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

The Rules

Refresh your knowledge of committee meeting notice deadlines so you'll know when to expect the information you need. During session, meeting notices (i.e., the meeting agenda and list of bills to...

The Rules

Access various reports and statistics on 2016 House and Senate bills.

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