The following are BPR’s Tuesday’s picks for the Florida Five top political stories throughout the state.
No decision on controversial textbook: Almost 80 speakers addressed the Volusia County school board late Monday with critics arguing Prentice Hall’s “World History” taught in the county’s 10th-grade classes includes a 32-page chapter about the spread of Islam but glosses over the violence that accompanied it…Read more.
GOP mocks Biden, DWS Panama trip as “little late to the party”: The Florida Republican Party on Monday issued a release mocking the vice president’s heavily hyped trip to Panama today to discuss the widening of the Panama Canal, noting that Gov. Rick Scott has been working to prepare the state for larger shipments through the canal since he took office…Read more.
Scott’s short list for lieutenant gov: Gov. Rick Scott has reportedly narrowed down the selection for lieutenant governor to four names -three men and one woman are on Scott’s short list to replace former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll who resigned in March…Read more.
Bondi instrumental in Google settlement: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that her office, along with attorneys general from 36 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a $17 million settlement with Google Inc. over Internet privacy…Read more.
Ag. Commissioner declares “water issues” top priority: A comprehensive policy to deal with Florida’s perennial water problems should be a top priority of lawmakers for the 2014 session, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Monday…Read more.
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