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    Jacksonville Jazz Festival Headlines Memorial Day Weekend

    By: Ashley Hughes For 40 plus years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has taken place, and in 3 days it will take over the streets of Downtown Jacksonville yet again. The festival has endless food, drinks, music and plenty of people. It begins with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, which will be followed by three days of free live Jazz related entertainment. VIP and Preferred seating packages are sold out already, so get your tickets while you still can at https://jacksonvillejazzfest.com/  Here is a schedule of the performers scheduled: Friday, May 26 Saturday, May 27 Sunday, May 28 Sources: https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/spotlight-jacksonville-jazz-festival-headlines-memorial-day-weekend/GM7UWLOTBBCJHKUA5TJGKTNSYE/ https://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/annual/jacksonville-jazz-festival/

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    Disney Duals Desantis

    By: Hanna Virts On Wednesday, April 26, Disney sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in retaliation for the governor attempting to take away special privileges of the company. Earlier this year, Florida Legislation passed the “Parental Rights in Education Act”, more widely known as the “Don’t Say Gay Law”, prohibiting any kind of education on sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten through third grade. Disney did not support this kind of regulation, which began tensions between the organization and Florida legislation. Then, the special tax and governance grants that the company had had since it was founded were potentially going to be taken away, hinting at the end of the…

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    Expanding the Voucher Program

    House Speaker Paul Renner introduced House Bill 1 to make vouchers available to all Florida children eligible to enter kindergarten through 12th grade. The bill would greatly expand the state’s voucher programs by allowing voucher recipients to use public funds for more than tuition at a private school and transportation. Families would be allowed to spend the money on home-schooling, college courses, private tutoring and specialized testing such as Advanced Placement exams. “It’s about freedom and opportunity,” Renner shares during his news conference. “We empower parents and children to decide the education that meets their needs.” Critics say that the legislation will hurt public schools by sending money to private…