From Boo-Boo to Boo-Yah!

posted by Bill Mick -

WHAT A WEEK IN TALLAHASSEE!

Yes, it was a Boo-Boo when Superintendent of Schools Desmond Blackburn was set to accept a 1.5% pay hike on top of the 5% catch up raise he was awarded earlier last year.  With the District embroiled in a battle with the teachers’ union, the political reality was that the situation was made worse with this additional raise in pay.  But yesterday Blackburn turned the Boo-Boo into a Boo-Yah as he decided to donate the 1.5% for this year to help teachers obtain classroom supplies.  He’ll join us for the first segment in our 7am hour.

Following Desmond, State Representative Randy Fine will update us on the most interesting start to a legislative session I can remember.  In addition to the Senate having no leadership in the wake of the Flores/Braynon affair, we actually had legislation under consideration this week.  Not that the Adulteress in Chief will let it get past her, but we do have a bill that would allow some school employees to carry weapons on campus.  Allowing counties to adjust TDC taxes for infrastructure use, making texting while driving a primary offense and other measures have made committee stops.  Randy will clue us in.

In our final hour, Florida Today’s Bob Gabordi will join us and we’ll put a bow on the talk week that was our first of the legislative session.  Do we need a Tallahassee SVU?  How about a real ethics overhaul?  Mitch Needelman is back in court today.  What an interesting week it’s been.  

THE STARTING BLOCK

If it sounds too good to be true…

School rules and common sense

AROUND BREVARD

From Boo-Boo to Boo-Yah!

Needelman back in court today

TDC bill splits Brevard (what is Goodson thinking?)

Gabordi: newspapers in transition, not dying

AROUND FLORIDA

Employee school carry bill up again

Corcoran will not name names of harassment suspects

Around hanky panky, House moves on texting driving ban

Corcoran wants “House of Reformers”

Scott’s last State of the State (hormone charged?)

AROUND THE COUNTRY

It’s not just Tallahassee: MO governor sexcapades

Weird Science…and lawsuit

WV legislator doesn’t understand leadership

Pastor’s decades old “incident” with teen highlights more than #metoo

Pastor in story above will not face charges

DC

Trump diplomacy at work in N/S Korea

A Navy ship named after us?

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