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Amendment Four, which would require city or county development to be put to the voters, is debated, some insurance holders will be getting adjusted premiums, and Medicare overpayments are being refunded to Florida.
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In 2002, Florida voters set specific limits on the number of students in the state’s classrooms. Since then, districts have been phasing in smaller classes, shrinking them by two students a year. And come August, all classrooms in the state must be within the caps set by the 2002 amendment. Now some lawmakers and educators are asking voters to relax the standards and instead count class size at the school level, rather than for each classroom. This proposal -- and what it means for our schools -- is our focus this week.
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Cathy Valdes talks about the impact of financial penalties on schools that fail to meet class-size requirements. (0:48)

Don Gaetz says it's not arrogant of lawmakers to try to revise the class-size amendment. He compares it the way the U.S. Constitution has been adjusted as times have changed. (1:08)

Gaetz outlines why he did not support the class-size amendment when it was originally proposed while he was a superintendent in Okaloosa County Schools. (1:27)

Gaetz says convincing voters and his fellow lawmakers -- especially in the Senate -- to support his proposed amendment will be a "heavy lift." (1:34)

Kendrick Meek explains why he thinks the financial penalty for schools that fail to meet class-size limits is unconstitutional. (1:41)

February 19, 2010

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Florida Governor Charlie Crist is asking authorities in Mississippi to extradite Jarred Harrell back to Florida being that he is considered to be a "person of interest" in the on-going Somer Thompson murder investigation. A number of conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service claiming that it is not doing enough to protect the Florida Panther. And Florida Governor Charlie Crist is proposing the creation of a trust fund aimed at "relaunching" the space industry in Florida.
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Walt Shaffner and Mary Fischer
Almost every family has a certain deep emotional connection that lives on even after death. Walter Shaffner of Valrico and his sister Mary Fischer talk about that connection in their family, the impact their parents had on their lives, and what a baseball bat and a bullhorn represented long after their parents died.
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