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Jim Saunders is the Executive Editor of The News Service Of Florida.

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Florida nursing-home officials are making it clear they think it is unrealistic --- if not impossible --- to carry out a demand by Gov. Rick Scott that facilities quickly install generators that can power air-conditioning systems.

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BAPTIST HEALTH

In a legal battle drawing attention from medical groups across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court could be close to deciding whether to hear a Florida case about the disclosure of medical records.

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The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a case that challenged the constitutionality of a law that gives power to the State Board of Education in the approval of charter schools.

Justices turned down an appeal by the Palm Beach County School Board, which argued the law violates part of the state Constitution that gives local school boards the authority to “operate, control and supervise” public schools in their districts. As is common, the Supreme Court issued a one-page order that did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the case.

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Robert Torbert

A key economist offered a sobering message Friday to state lawmakers: Forget having extra cash for next year's budget.

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The Florida Education Association teachers union has filed a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that the state's controversial “Best and Brightest” bonus program discriminates against older teachers and minorities.

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