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The LeMieux Report

4/7/08

www.thelemieuxreport.com

New Lemieux….

Topics….

1….Florida ranked #2 for Business….pro- business that is… in the nation…29 factors…in 2 groupings or stages….last year rated 3rd overall…

2….Education Report Card….middle school system invited to participate in prestigious schools to watch program….

Florida Hispanic students rank 2nd nationwide on writing assessments….

Florida moved up 16 places since 1998….greatest increase of any state participating in the assessment ..from 1998- 2007…

3…Court Rules against Allstate…1st circuit court of appeals ruled the office of insurance regulation has right to suspend Allstate from conducting new business….

4…The Final Space Shuttle Years…. set to be retired in 2010…in favor of new program called Constellation…in 2015…will require fewer workers…2300 instead of the present 8000 employed on the current shuttle…

Gov. Crist aggressively pursuing more than 50 private sector space related firms in the commercial market…

5…TBRC update….Taxation and Budget Reform Committee ….at all day Fri. meeting voted down school vouchers…will not be on Nov. ballot….

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