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Higher Education

For two days, caps will be tossed, parents will beam and graduates will party. It’s a special time in Tallahassee, job well, done.
Tallahassee Democrat
Here in Tallahassee, we don't need the Legislature to tell us that Florida State is a great university.
Tallahassee Democrat

K-12 Education

Legislative leaders clarified language in their budget proposal in order to allow raises to be doled out sooner rather than later.
Tallahassee Democrat
For the past several years, lawmakers began the legislative session with the stated intention of improving Florida's Florida's education system.
Tallahassee Democrat

Florida Legislature

Legislative leaders clarified language in their budget proposal in order to allow raises to be doled out sooner rather than later.
Tallahassee Democrat
For the second year in a row, the Florida Senate has rejected — by a 20-20 vote each time — the parent trigger bill.
Tallahassee Democrat
If state tax collectors are so concerned about balancing their budgets, perhaps they should focus on spending less-instead of taxing us.
FSU Flambeau
If things go as planned in the next 72 hours, state workers will come away with a small victory this year in the way of a pay raise.
Tallahassee Democrat
For the past several years, lawmakers began the legislative session with the stated intention of improving Florida's Florida's education system.
Tallahassee Democrat
Convenience never should be a reason to limit Florida's government in the sunshine, email addresses should not be exempt voters' from public record.
Tallahassee Democrat
Monday begins the second week of FCAT testing in Leon County which means that parents have spent plenty of time helping their children cope.
Tallahassee Democrat

Taxes and Fees

If state tax collectors are so concerned about balancing their budgets, perhaps they should focus on spending less-instead of taxing us.
FSU Flambeau

State Government

If things go as planned in the next 72 hours, state workers will come away with a small victory this year in the way of a pay raise.
Tallahassee Democrat

Safety Net

The annual Volunteers of the Year awards luncheon is a chance to honor just some of those who donate so much of their time and talents.
Tallahassee Democrat

Local Government

Today marks a special day, as the completion of the second segment of the Gaines Street revitalization project is celebrated.
Tallahassee Democrat

Culture

The biggest threat to our freedom is clearly our own laziness, and the HapiFork ultimately just reflects this growing apathy.
FSU Flambeau

Nation

The horrific events that unfolded on the streets of Boston Monday afternoon were nothing short of cowardice acts on an unsuspecting public.
FAMUAN

Op Ed

On Sept. 21, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced that it would actively oppose the merit retention of all three Florida Supreme Court...

Tallahassee Democrat

The FALA does not agree that additional layers of regulation and government oversight of these private enterprises are warranted.

Tallahassee Democrat

All of Franklin County depends on the oyster industry to survive. It is an industry with a multimillion-dollar local economic impact.

Tallahassee Democrat

A few days ago, I visited Arlington National Cemetery. As I walked for several hours among the many, many columns of our patriots, I wondered what...

Tallahassee Democrat

Should we be surprised that the Florida Board of Education is having trouble attracting a qualified candidate to serve as commissioner of...

Tallahassee Democrat

Treatment is effective, and people do recover.

Tallahassee Democrat

Closure is a viable option if stakeholders are concerned about the welfare of current students and operational efficiency. Morris Brown is not a...

Tallahassee Democrat

Amendment 6, which bolsters the rights of parents to be involved in medical decisions affecting their minor children, should be supported by all...

Tallahassee Democrat