University Performance Funding Set for Changes

University Performance Funding Set for Changes

By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida university leaders want to revise the system’s performance-funding model, looking to eliminate a dreaded “bottom three” that annually denies state money to the lowest-performing schools. In this academic year, Florida A&M University, the University of North Florida and New College of Florida missed out […]

Caldwell, Fried Square Off to Replace Putnam

Caldwell, Fried Square Off to Replace Putnam

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A state lawmaker from North Fort Myers who is a real-estate appraiser and an attorney from Fort Lauderdale who lobbies for the medical-marijuana industry are competing in next month’s election to replace term-limited Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Unlike candidates in races for other Cabinet […]

BREAKING NEWS: New Governor to Appoint Justices

BREAKING NEWS: New Governor to Appoint Justices

The News Service of Florida The Florida Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the next governor — not Gov. Rick Scott — will have the authority to appoint three justices to the Supreme Court. The decision ends a long-running dispute about the power to appoint replacements for justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy […]