Tag: Florida Legislature

Mock legislature: Learning by doing, debating

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16
Some say colleges would be safer if people were allowed to carry firearms on campus. For others, however, the idea sounds dangerous.
A weighty issue for sure, and one a group of 30 Palm Beach State College students didn’t shy away from debating last April on the Florida State Senate floor as part of the College’s new Mock Legislature Program.
“My opinion is that it is a Second Amendment right, … Continue reading Mock legislature: Learning by doing, debating

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Palm Beach State to get $6 million from state for campus in Loxahatchee Groves

Palm Beach State College will get $6 million from the Florida Legislature this year toward construction of the first building on its new campus in Loxahatchee Groves.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $68.9 million in the state’s 2014-2015 budget before signing the $77 billion spending plan into law today. However, he kept in the new budget funding for Palm Beach State’s fifth campus approved by legislators.
The campus will be constructed on 75 acres at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to get $6 million from state for campus in Loxahatchee Groves

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