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Bill Expanding Parental Options and Eligibility for K-12 Scholarship Programs Heads to Senate Floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Senate Bill 48, Educational Scholarship Programs, is ready for consideration on the Senate floor after the Committee for Appropriations reviewed it favorably with 11 yeas and 8 nays. The bill, authored by State Senator Manny Díaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah), expands student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students…

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State Senator Manny Diaz’s Bill Establishes New Special Needs Student Scholarship Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Senator Manny Díaz, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, presented Senate Bill 48, called the Educational Scholarship Programs Bill, which establishes the new McKay-Gardiner scholarship program for students with disabilities and other new regulations. The new scholarship program joins two existing programs, the McKay, which allows students with disabilities…

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Florida Has Paid Over Eighty Percent of FEMA Debt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The state of Florida has paid 82% of the total funds, almost eight billion dollars, obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 2004, according to a presentation by Kevin Guthrie, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development of the Florida Senate.…

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