Is Rise of The Resistance just a knock off? Disney says no way.

Jim RosicaSeptember 28, 2016

A Christian school in Tampa is suing the state’s high-school athletics oversight body over its ban on pre-game prayer broadcast over loudspeakers. Cambridge Christian School filed its suit Tuesday against the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) in federal court. The lawsuit says the association violated the school’s constitutional right to religious speech. The school says the FHSAA “refused to […]

Jim RosicaApril 15, 2016

Smaller private, charter and Christian schools in Florida say the state’s high-school athletics oversight body is preventing them from competing for state championships despite a new state law approved by Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. But a spokesman for the organization, the Florida High School Athletics Association, says they’re simply enforcing a policy that’s been on the […]


Florida consumers will now have another layer of protection when they get a hospital bill under legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott signed 20 bills into law Thursday, including a bill (HB 221) meant to increase transparency at Florida hospitals. Among other things, the bill stops consumers from receiving bills from out-of-network […]


The state’s oversight panel for public high-school athletics can breathe a collective sigh of relief after this past legislative session. Conservative lawmakers have had the Florida High School Athletics Association in their crosshairs for the last five years. They’ve said constituents have long complained about their children not being able to play certain sports because of strict […]

Jim RosicaMarch 7, 2016

One of several bills aimed at overhauling the state’s oversight body for high school athletics was passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Monday. The House passed the measure (HB 31) by state Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, on a 109-0 vote. Its main provision is that it would allow private schools to join the Florida High School Athletic […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 14, 2016

Hours after the House moved its own legislation reining in the state’s oversight body for high school athletics, the Senate on Thursday heard its own versions, moving forward two competing reforms. The PreK-12 Education Committee, chaired by GOP state Sen. John Legg, approved both SB 1026 and SB 684, both aimed at changing the way the Florida High School Athletic Association […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 14, 2016

One of several bills that would overhaul the state’s oversight body for high school athletics was approved again by a House panel Thursday. The Education Committee OK’d the measure (HB 31) by state Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, without objection. It had been cleared earlier by the Education Appropriations Subcommittee in December during a committee week. Its main […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 5, 2015

[Updated 12.9 with FHSAA response below] Jacksonville’s University Christian won its 2A state football title game last week, but Mayor Lenny Curry is concerned about more than the scoreboard. On Twitter on Friday and Saturday, he called the banning of the pregame prayer to be broadcast over loudspeakers before the game between University Christian and Tampa’s Cambridge […]

Jim RosicaDecember 3, 2015

A Florida House panel on Thursday unanimously approved yet another bill aimed at the state’s oversight body for high school athletics. But the bill’s sponsor explained that the legislation (EDC 16-01) would put into state law much of what the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) already has in its internal bylaws. “There’s a lot of agreement here,” […]


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