Florida Constitution Revision Commission looks to connect education proposals into single items

Florida voters would see 24 proposals rolled into 12 amendments on the November ballot under a preliminary proposal unanimously adopted by the Style and Drafting Committee of the powerful Constitution Revision Commission on Wednesday.  The proposal was prepared by Commissioner Brecht Heuchan, chair of the committee, which has the power to decide which amendments get…

Leon County judge rules against school districts’ challenge of HB 7069

After a nearly 5-hour hearing, Leon County Judge John Cooper wasted little time Wednesday in throwing out several school districts’ challenge of HB 7069, the controversial 2017 education legislation that created a new class of charter schools, among several other measures.  Cooper found the law constitutional. Read More