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Office of

Karen Thurman


Total cost of 11 office trips: $14,192.75


Trips by Karen Thurman
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $6,890.13

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT, NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $908.00
source

Destination: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (DLC) RETREAT, KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,659.14
source

Destination: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BELMONT STAKES
Sponsor: NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATION, FL THROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOC.
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY TECHNICAL COUNCIL
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,429.09
source

Destination: JAX (JACKSONVILLE, FL), ST. AUGUSTINE, JAX
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $893.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Karen Thurman

Robert Dobek
Amanda Newman
Jonathan Poverud
Seth Radus



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Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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  • 06.02.15

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