Florida Public Schools Could Get OK To Use Alternative TestsA Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill that would give school districts the option of switching from the Florida Standards Assessment to tests such as the SAT and ACT. The bill (SB 1360) now moves to the full Senate but it's unclear if it will pass. The session is scheduled to end March 11.
Pastor Protection Act Ready To Go To Florida House FloorThe "pastor protection act" aimed at preventing lawsuits against churches or preachers for refusing to perform same-sex marriages is ready for a vote on the Florida House floor, where it's likely to pass.
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LeMieux: Mack Is 'Charlie Sheen' Of Fla. Politics The Republican Senate primary race got personal Wednesday as former Sen. George LeMieux called Rep. Connie Mack IV "the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics" because of past run-ins with the law, and Mack's campaign responded that LeMieux is "an extraordinary political hack" who used his relationship with former Gov. Charlie Crist to become rich and powerful.

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