Progress Florida Education Institute's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-17-13
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Takeaways From The Amanda Murphy Win
By Steve Schale
Amanda Murphy's win in Pasco County last night was significant.
Murphy Defeats Gunter 51-49: What Does it All Mean?
By Ryan Ray
The Florida Squeeze
The final results are in: Democrat Amanda Murphy has beaten Republican Bill Gunter to replace the inimitable Mike Fasano by a margin of 322 votes despite Gunter’s massive support from the Tallahassee establishment and hard-right financiers the state over.
Low Wages Are Really Expensive
By Mustang Bobby
Bark Bark Woof Woof
The argument against raising the minimum wage from conservatives and other people unfamiliar with the basics of economic theory is that it will cost jobs and hurt the economy.
NPR: "Whatever happened to the deal to save the Everglades?"
Eye On Miami
There is a key fact that is missing from the NPR report yesterday, "Whatever Happened to the Deal to Save the Everglades?"
The Website "Glitches" In Florida You Won't Hear Complaints About
By Martha Jackovics
We've heard relentless complaints about the "Obamacare" website glitches from the Republican Party who have claimed the Affordable Care Act was doomed to failure from day one.