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Florida schools get 49.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 1, 2019

More than 49 percent of Florida public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 19th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

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Florida offers 101 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 2, 2019

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida number 101, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

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Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

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Obituary for Richard Alan Head

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Richard Alan Head, 65, of Orlando, passed away on October 30, 2019.

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Obituary for Miles Jay Johnson

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Miles Jay Johnson, 28, beloved son of Gregory J. Johnson and Thongyoun (Sayakoummanne) Galvez passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home in Orlando.

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Obituary for Michael David Bataglia

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Michael "Moose Mike" David Bataglia, 27, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2019 after a long battle with leukemia surrounded by family and friends in a circle of love.

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13.5% of Florida residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 8, 2019

Florida residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.5 percent of the state’s population, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

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Florida K-12 schools paid out $10,489 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 9, 2019

Public schools in Florida spent $10,489 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 12th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: American Legion welcomes president’s signing of POW/MIA Flag Act

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2019

American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford thanked President Trump for signing a bipartisan act which will require certain prominent federal properties to display the POW/MIA Flag every day with the U.S. Flag.

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These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in Florida

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 11, 2019

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, Professional Hands Institute and City College-Hollywood have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in Florida, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary for Billy Carroll

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Billy Carroll, of Ocoee Florida, passed away November 8, 2019 , at the age of 60.

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Obituary for Christian Milian

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Christian Milian, of Orlando Florida, passed away November 4, 2019 at the age of 19.

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Obituary for Orlando "Otown" Crespo

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Orlando "Otown" Crespo, 59, of Ocala, Florida, passed away Monday November 4, 2019.

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43 jurisdictions, not including Florida, require sales tax collections for online purchases

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

Florida is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Florida children in foster care numbered 24,404 last year

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

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These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 16, 2019

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College and University of Phoenix-Florida have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in the state, according to an analysis of federal data.

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NEA estimates Florida K-12 schools spent $32.4 billion in 2018-19

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 16, 2019

Public schools in Florida spent an estimated $32.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 4.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: Colds temps don't stand in way of Veterans Day events

By Press release submission | Nov 17, 2019

Record cold temperatures washed over parts of the country this week. And although it may have altered some Veterans Day plans, it didn’t stop American Legion posts and districts from commemorating the sacred holiday in some way, shape or form.

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