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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 08:17 PM
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Gov Rick Scott approves bill creating Florida Polytechnic University
Edited on Fri Apr-20-12 09:03 PM by seafan
Source: Tampa Bay Times

Florida has its 12th public university.

As the state's other universities are about to see their coffers drained by hundreds of millions of dollars, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill creating Florida Polytechnic.
The bill had sparked an intense reaction across the state, with everyone from students, faculty, politicians and business leaders weighing in.

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The bill, slipped into the budget during the Legislative session, circumvents a decision made last year by the Board of Governors, in response to (Senator JD) Alexander's pushing, to allow the campus to split away after meeting certain benchmarks. Those included a minimum enrollment and accreditation.

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But the Florida Democratic Party called the move "an appalling and wasteful power play by the Republicans in Tallahassee."
"The people of Florida didn't ask for this university," said party spokeswoman Brannon Jordan, "they don't need it and can't afford it."
Sen. Paula Dockery, a Republican from Lakeland who has been one of the most vocal critics of the plan, said Scott's pledge to be fiscally accountable to taxpayers "has been irrevocably broken."



Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/article1226125.ec...



From the Friday night news dump, we now have the answer to:


Will Rick Scott veto JD Alexander's legislative bullying to get his 'legacy university'?, April 14, 2012


We predicted it last weekend.


The bully has won. It's JD Alexander's way AND the highway.






Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill creating Florida Polytechnic. Departing Senate President JD Alexander lobbied for the school's approval. (Photo via Tampa Bay Times)


Impeach this fraudster in the governor's mansion.


The GOP rape and pillage of Florida rages on.




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