Time for one last good Primary poll.

Jim RosicaDecember 1, 2015

The state’s oversight body for high school athletics is way down at the half, after the first of two House review panels unanimously OK’d legislation that would overhaul the organization. The House Education Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday cleared the bill (HB 31) filed by state Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican. It would change the way the Florida High […]

Jim RosicaNovember 25, 2015

One of several bills aimed at overhauling the state’s oversight body for high school athletics will be heard by a House panel next week. The bill (HB 31) is set to be considered by the Education Appropriations subcommittee next Tuesday, records show. State Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, filed the legislation for the 2016 Legislative Session. […]

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2015

Two Republican state senators have filed omnibus education legislation that, among other things, would ease eligibility requirements to play in high school athletics. Sens. Don Gaetz of Niceville and Kelli Stargel of Lakeland filed the 25-page bill (SB 684) on Friday for the 2016 Legislative Session. Lawmakers have filed legislation five years in a row aimed at the Florida […]

Jim RosicaOctober 7, 2015

The head of an athletic oversight body on Wednesday told lawmakers he needs a change in state law to better combat recruiting in high school sports. The Senate’s PreK-12 Education Committee held a workshop on high school athletics issues but considered no legislation. Dr. Roger Dearing, CEO of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), told the […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 2, 2015

At least one legislator is trying again to change the law on the state’s oversight body for public high school athletics, including ensuring that it is revenue-neutral, among other things. State Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, has filed a bill (HB 31) for next session that tweaks state law governing the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). This will make the fifth year […]


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