Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) this week outlined the various funding initiatives he secured for St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Volusia Counties as the 2013 Legislative Session drew to a close.
John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine (Grade: A)
As the area’s most powerful lawmaker, it’s usually big wins and big loses for Thrasher. This year he saw many victories.
With a bipartisan vote on Wednesday, the full Florida Senate approved a wide-ranging bill that would bring changes to all levels of the state’s education system, from elementary schools to state universities.
On a 40-0 vote, the Senate Wednesday passed a $74.3 billion budget littered with First Coast projects.
The fast track efforts to prevent another multi-state scandal with big ties to Florida have paid off for state lawmakers.
Thrasher bill would allow parents more input in special-needs students’ plans
Mar 28, 2013 - Florida Times-Union
Students with special needs are required to have a personalized education blueprint laying out their needs and a customized leaning plan.
The St. Johns River got some love Tuesday.
After two years of mixed results, lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature will seek $10 million for St. Johns River restoration projects in next year’s budget.
The odds are stacked against storefront gaming centers in Florida, especially as a bill to ban these centers sailed through a state Senate committee Monday.
The Florida Legislature convened in Tallahassee on Tuesday to get to work on the business of the state. Florida’s economy has started to rebound, the housing market is improving, and our state is again becoming a go-to destination for vacationers from neighboring states and across the country and world. New businesses are moving to Florida, giving us a better employment and economic outlook for the future.