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Kristen M. Clark - Former Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Writer

Former Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Writer

Kristen Clark covered the Florida Legislature and state government in the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee bureau.

  1. "This particular monument has garnered the support of everyone - the only people who I feel are going to be against this are individuals that haven't particularly sat down and come to grips with the reality that we have moved forward in a bipartisan way and the times that we've seen in the past where folk wanted to divide us based upon class and culture, those days are completely over," said Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, who's poised to be the House Democratic leader after the 2018 elections.
  2. A row of school buses lines the parking lot of the Hernando County Schools Transportation Center in Spring Hill in July. 

 [CHARLIE KAIJO | Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Francisco Martinez, 9, a student at the public school Jose Facundo Cintron, waits in line Sunday to get gasoline with his family in the town of Yabucoa after Hurricane Maria passed through Puerto Rico on September 20.
  4. Kindergarten students, shown here in May 2016, make their way back to class after lunch at Kid's Community College, a charter school in Riverview. The state's funding of charters will be the focus of a lawsuit filed this week by the Palm Beach County School Board. Another lawsuit involving more than a dozen other Florida counties, which includes Pinellas, is expected to be filed soon. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  5. People line up to get on a Royal Caribbean International, Adventure of the Seas, relief boat that is sailing to Ft. Lauderdale with evacuees that are fleeing after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Florida lawmakers asked Education Commissioner Pam Steward on Monday to ensure that schools would received additional funding to absorb the anticipated new students.  [JOE READLE | Getty Images]
  6. Convicted killer Michael Lambrix is interviewed at the Florida State Prison in Raiford on March 2, 2016. In 1984 Lambrix was sentenced to death for the murders of Aleisha Bryant and Clarence Moore Jr. in rural Glades county. He was scheduled to die in February 2016 but his execution was put on hold after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Florida's death penalty system is unconstitutional. On Friday, the Florida Supreme Court said it would not reconsider Lambrix's case. [Times (2016)]
  7. With a push by the Florida Turpike to encourage more drivers traveling the Veterans and Suncoast Parkway to buy a Sunpass, motorists will begin to see more lanes converted to handle Sunpass. [Tampa Bay Times]
  8. Sep. 14, 2017• Florida Politics
    The Santa Fe River spills onto the roadway of I 75 near O'Leno State Park in High Springs, FL just north of the CR 236 exit on Wednesday. [CHERIE DIEZ | Tampa Bay Times]
  9. The Santa Fe River reaches the edges of Interstate 75 near O’Leno State Park in High Springs.