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Florida in-state tuition bill for undocumented students moves closer to final vote listen

04/01/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Arthenia Joyner, immigration, tuition, Florida Senate, Jack Latvala, Tom Lee


In spite of some Republican opposition, state legislators keep moving forward with a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country without documentation. Senate Bill 1400 is sponsored by Republican Jack Latvala of Clearwater.

Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee a version of the bill was approved by a 7-to-2 vote. Committee chair [Tom Lee](

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Governor Scott vetoes $360 million from state budget listen

05/20/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida Governor Rick Scott hit back at the state Legislature today by vetoing almost $400 million from the state's new budget.

Scott praised the budget, which now stands at roughly $74.1 billion. The governor vetoed a 3 percent tuition hike for college and university students that had been championed by House Speaker Will Weatherford. There are legal questions, however, about the move and it could prompt a lawsuit from the Legislature.

The governor also said no to a $50 million item to...

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USF students demand no more tuition hikes, they sit in for the 4th Friday in a row listen

04/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Some USF students have been staging sit-ins at the University of South Florida in Tampa for four Fridays in a row. Even though the group today was small, they were still demanding that the USF president start working with them to meet their list of demands.

The group piles into the Patel Center lobby every Friday at lunchtime. They stay until the building is about to close and the last employees are going home. But Students like Matthew Hastings most want to talk to is president Judy Ge...

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Interview with student sitting in at USF Tampa listen

04/05/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Friday on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida several students held what they’re calling a weekly occupation of the Patel Center.

That building houses the offices of university president Judy Genshaft and other administrators.

We spoke live on the phone by Danielle Leppo with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.

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The Young Invicibles engage with USF students about student debt, health care and employment listen

04/12/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the U.S. student debt now exceeds credit card debt. A group called the Young Invincibles are traveling the nation to capture the voices of these students. They made a stop at the University of South Florida Tuesday morning.

Young America is … you fill in the blank. That’s what members of the Young Invincibles asked students to do at USF. The group of young professionals and volunteers are on a national b...

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Interviews with the Socialist Equality Party Candidate for President and The Young Invincibles

04/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with the Presidential candidate for the Socialist Equality Party…..

And later we’ll talk with organizers of a movement of young people about the issues of the high cost of college, health care and employment…………

Our first guest is Jerry White, he’s 52 years old; born in New York City ; He’s worked at UPS and he’s attended the City University of New York…..He’s now running for ...

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