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Sheena Fowler, Orlando Film Commission. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Central Florida News

Film Industry Holds Out Hope For Incentives


When the Florida House ended its session early, citing irreconcilable differences over health care- a lot of other bills got left behind. But there’s still hope in the film and television industry that an incentives deal to bring more production to the state can be salvaged.
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Central Florida News

Orange County School Board Renews Call For Review Of New Standardized Tests


The state of the schools is…surreal. That’s according to Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette. He delivered the annual “State of the Schools” address Tuesday morning. Sublette said the school board is asking the state legislature for a one-year “hold harmless” period for the new standardized tests. They were administered for the first time a few weeks ago. Test scores determine teacher pay, school funding, and student placement. A “hold harmless” period would make this year’s rollout, which was marred by computer glitches, more of a dress rehearsal. In other words, the test scores wouldn’t count. And they shouldn’t, Sublette told 90.7 News, because the test hasn’t even been benchmarked yet. No one knows what the passing score is.  “That’s almost something out …
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CEMEX is suing Lake County after commissioners denied its proposal for a 30-year mine contract. Photo: Flickr.
NPR News

CEMEX Sues Lake County Over Sand Mine Proposal


CEMEX is suing Lake County over its denial of a proposed 30-year sand mine project. In a statement the company, which makes cement and other building materials, says it provided evidence to meet application requirements but was denied due process.
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