Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 10

CDC SENDS FLORIDA 950 KITS TO TEST FOR ZIKA VIRUS ANTIBODIES

Gov. Rick Scott’s office released a statement Tuesday saying none of the 16 Zika cases confirmed in Florida were contracted in the state, and none involve pregnant women.

FLORIDA COURT HEARS CASE CHALLENGING ABORTION LAW

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal heard arguments Tuesday from the attorney general’s office and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. The state filed the complaint after two judges blocked the law last July when it was supposed to take effect.

GAMBLING LEGISLATION STARTS ROLLING IN FLORIDA HOUSE

A divided House panel on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill that would ratify a $3 billion deal between the state and the tribe. The same committee also approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voter approval for any future gambling expansion.

GLASS ART WORTH $25,000 RECOVERED IN ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg police said in a news release that an employee of the Morean Arts Center discovered a box in front of the business on Tuesday. It contained the artwork stolen from the Chihuly Gallery. The glass did not appear to be damaged.

DESPITE PROBLEMS CHARTER SCHOOLS COULD GET MORE STATE MONEY

Some legislators are pushing to give more money to charter schools, even though a recent analysis by the Associated Press found that as much as $70 million wound up going to charter schools that closed. Charter schools are public schools run by private groups.

 

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