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Florida Nurses Association Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 25, 2010
Republican Senator Villalobos Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 24, 2010
Florida Professional Firefighters Endorse Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 21, 2010
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 20, 2010
Florida PBA Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 10, 2010
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Thanks Doesn't Seem Sufficient
Nov 4, 2010
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Oct 26, 2010
Release: New Ad Highlights Consensus from Florida Newspapers: Gelber is Clearly Better Qualified
Oct 25, 2010
Release: Bondi Turns to National Special Interests to Fuel Her Campaign
Oct 25, 2010
Statement: Gelber Comments on Sentencing of Sarasota Ponzi Schemer Arthur Nadel
Oct 22, 2010
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Jan 11, 2012
Dan Gelber on exceptionalism and the old Marco Rubio
Sep 6, 2011
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Jun 14, 2011
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AG candidate: Sue Legislature, Governor
Oct 6, 2009
The Florida Times-Union
TALLAHASSEE -- Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, called on the attorney general to sue the Legislature and governor in a maneuver to force more funding for schools.
Gelber said state officials are unconstitutionally stiffing schools and that citizens will file an education funding lawsuit if Attorney General Bill McCollum does not.
"It makes very little sense to ask a group of parents to bring an expensive lawsuit when we are talking about a violation of the constitution," Gelber said during a press conference.
The event was laced with 2010 politics. Gelber is running for attorney general in 2010 and McCollum is running for governor.
The Supreme Court previously turned away an education funding lawsuit years ago because the state's constitution didn't define what "[a]dequate provision ... for a uniform system of free public schools" meant. Gelber said a constitutional change in 1998 would give a new lawsuit a better chance of succeeding.
Sandi Copes, a spokeswoman for McCollum, responded: "The Attorney General believes that education is certainly a top priority that must be adequately funded. Article IX, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution imposes this responsibility solely on the Legislature, of which Sen. Gelber is a member. Before any judicial action can be pursued, it is incumbent on the Legislature to take action on a proposed budget and provide funding for Florida's educational system."