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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida primary: New districts to make House, Senate races interestingelection is a primary, which means candidates and races at the federal and stat
Florida primary: New districts to make House, Senate races interesting
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 4 hours ago
election is a primary, which means candidates and races at the federal and state level — such as U.S. House and Senate and Florida Legislature — as well as statewide amendments and municipal elections, will be on the ballot. Remember that Florida... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodmoney for its state accounts � which are kept separate from federal accounts �
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
money for its state accounts � which are kept separate from federal accounts � than Republicans. Republicans control the Florida Legislature and governor's mansion and usually raise substantially higher amounts than Democrats. But a split among... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodcash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 2 days ago
cash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from federal accounts. Republicans control the Florida Legislature and governor's mansion and usually raise substantially higher amounts than Democrats. But a split among... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodcash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
cash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from federal accounts. Republicans control the Florida Legislature and governor's mansion and usually raise substantially higher amounts than Democrats. But a split among... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodcash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
cash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from federal accounts. Republicans control the Florida Legislature and governor's mansion and usually raise substantially higher amounts than Democrats. But a split among... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodcash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
cash compared to $4.1 million for Republicans. These reports are separate from federal accounts. Republicans control the Florida Legislature and governor's mansion and usually raise substantially higher amounts than Democrats. But a split among... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
LETTERS: Higher fines boost seat belt use, reduce fatalitiesno seat belt means you can get ejected from the auto and sustain a fatal head i
LETTERS: Higher fines boost seat belt use, reduce fatalities
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
no seat belt means you can get ejected from the auto and sustain a fatal head injury. I also place partial blame on the Florida Legislature. The measly $30 fine serves as no deterrent whatsoever. Statistics show states with higher fines have... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
A summary of the Times-Union's candidate endorsementsis best known for his work to mobilize residents at Eureka Garden. He would br
A summary of the Times-Union's candidate endorsements
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
is best known for his work to mobilize residents at Eureka Garden. He would bring his realistic street-level view to the Florida Legislature. DAVIS: STATE HOUSE, DIS. 13 In the Democratic primary, Rep. Reggie Fullwood has been troubled by... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Grayson looms large in race to succeed him in US Housecheck, to people who have been put on no-fly or watch lists. Soto and other law
Grayson looms large in race to succeed him in US House
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
check, to people who have been put on no-fly or watch lists. Soto and other lawmakers have unsuccessfully tried to get the Florida Legislature to convene a special session on the matter. The fourth Democratic candidate, lawyer and college... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Despite indictment, US Rep. Brown trying to stay in officefor Congress four years ago, is well-known in the western counties of the revam
Despite indictment, US Rep. Brown trying to stay in office
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
for Congress four years ago, is well-known in the western counties of the revamped district since he spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature. The 67-year-old has been an insurance agent and in recent years a lobbyist. He maintains his ability to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Finally some dignity for Dozier victimsTallahassee is the right thing to do. And now the right thing must be done by
Finally some dignity for Dozier victims
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
Tallahassee is the right thing to do. And now the right thing must be done by Gov. Rick Scott, the state Cabinet and the Florida Legislature. They should waste no time in officially accepting the task force panel’s recommendation. They should... Read more
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The Hill
Florida gov to take Zika funding pitch to Congresscannot be overshadowed by partisan politics,” Scott’s office wrote in a stateme
Florida gov to take Zika funding pitch to Congress
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
cannot be overshadowed by partisan politics,” Scott’s office wrote in a statement Thursday. “I work hand in hand with our Florida Legislature to do what is best for Florida’s families and we expect the president and Congress to do the same.” This... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida editorial roundupa Sun Sentinel reporter the department will be "thoroughly reviewing" the OIG r
Florida editorial roundup
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
a Sun Sentinel reporter the department will be "thoroughly reviewing" the OIG report. That's great, but along the way the Florida Legislature also needs to thoroughly review its decisions to use private prisons in this... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A look at Okaloosa County candidatesof Counties • The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Fi
A look at Okaloosa County candidates
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
of Counties • The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers • Lobbied before the Florida Legislature on benefits for our military service members and revisions to the Florida statutes • Led an effort to... Read more
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USA Today
How Florida's legislature overcame sexual harassmentends a political career faster than being named in a sexual-harassment suit. •
How Florida's legislature overcame sexual harassment
USA Today / Posted 5 days ago
ends a political career faster than being named in a sexual-harassment suit. • Training. Like most big employers, the Florida Legislature has a “CYA” orientation — “cover your assets” — telling employees what constitutes harassment, and how to... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida power workers recognized for service, hard workLineworkers with the state's largest power provider are thankful to be recogniz
Florida power workers recognized for service, hard work
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 6 days ago
Lineworkers with the state's largest power provider are thankful to be recognized this week for their hard work. The Florida Legislature will observe Friday as "Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day." Tuesday, Florida Power & Light invited News 6 to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jake Godbold supports pension sales taxis the option that is on the table. It’s in front of us now because the mayor
Jake Godbold supports pension sales tax
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
is the option that is on the table. It’s in front of us now because the mayor convinced an overwhelming majority of the Florida Legislature to let Jacksonville vote on the sales tax extension, and then he convinced all 19 members of the City... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
A city-only transportation referendum? House candidates in South Tampa are all over the mapTAMPA — For most of the years he’s been mayor, Bob Buckhorn’s wish list for the
A city-only transportation referendum? House candidates in South Tampa are all over the map
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
TAMPA — For most of the years he’s been mayor, Bob Buckhorn’s wish list for the Florida Legislature consistently has included one thing: The chance for the city of Tampa to hold its own transportation sales tax referendum. He hasn’t been alone. In... Read more
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FOX News
Parents fuming over Pledge of Allegiance 'waiver'for the waiver. It wasn’t far left Democrats. It was Republicans. “This is a r
Parents fuming over Pledge of Allegiance 'waiver'
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
for the waiver. It wasn’t far left Democrats. It was Republicans. “This is a response to a Florida law voted on by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott,” said Chris Petley, the spokesman for Leon County... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jean-Bart is the best candidate for Democratic voters in District 14lawmaker who would work to build bridges, not an inflexible ideologue who would
Jean-Bart is the best candidate for Democratic voters in District 14
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
lawmaker who would work to build bridges, not an inflexible ideologue who would look to put up partisan walls. The Florida Legislature could certainly use more legislators like that. Jean-Bart would serve District 14 well in... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Lake Worth man gets 228-year break on sentence for violent home bin the 2010 murders of two Circle K clerks in Greenacres, will one day walk fre
Lake Worth man gets 228-year break on sentence for violent home b
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
in the 2010 murders of two Circle K clerks in Greenacres, will one day walk free, Noble said. Under a law passed by the Florida Legislature in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings, juveniles are entitled to have their sentences reviewed... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Mother of Metro PCS murder victim endorses challenger Melissa Nelson over incumbent prosecutor Angela Coreydeath-penalty procedures are unconstitutional because the final decision is mad
Mother of Metro PCS murder victim endorses challenger Melissa Nelson over incumbent prosecutor Angela Corey
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
death-penalty procedures are unconstitutional because the final decision is made by a judge instead of a jury. The Florida Legislature changed the sentencing procedures in the spring, but challenges to that law are pending before the... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Vote Yes on Amendment 4: Solar Power for Residents of the Sunshine Statethe taxes – for a period of 20 years.Here’s the Background The solar tax exemp
Vote Yes on Amendment 4: Solar Power for Residents of the Sunshine State
Columbia County Observer / Posted 7 days ago
the taxes – for a period of 20 years.Here’s the Background The solar tax exemption amendment was put on the ballot by the Florida Legislature. House Joint Resolution 193 – sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes and Representatives Ray Rodrigues and... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida Polytechnic University reports record high enrollment70 by 2017. Finally, this fall, design work is scheduled to begin on the unive
Florida Polytechnic University reports record high enrollment
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 7 days ago
70 by 2017. Finally, this fall, design work is scheduled to begin on the university’s new Applied Research Center. The Florida Legislature approved $5 million during the last legislative session to fund the planning and architectural work on... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Could South Walton become its own municipality?5 state representative, currently Brad Drake, and ask that a request for a refe
Could South Walton become its own municipality?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
5 state representative, currently Brad Drake, and ask that a request for a referendum on incorporation be approved by the Florida Legislature. Lawmakers would debate the referendum request during the 2017 session. If it gives the go ahead, voters... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Could South Walton become its own municipality?5 state representative, currently Brad Drake, and ask that a request for a refe
Could South Walton become its own municipality?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
5 state representative, currently Brad Drake, and ask that a request for a referendum on incorporation be approved by the Florida Legislature. Lawmakers would debate the referendum request during the 2017 session. If it gives the go ahead, voters... Read more
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Business Insider
A single region in Florida is showing the state how it can adapt to climate changelevels of government. For example, in 2010 the compact negotiated the creation
A single region in Florida is showing the state how it can adapt to climate change
Business Insider / Posted 9 days ago
levels of government. For example, in 2010 the compact negotiated the creation of Adaptation Action Areas (AAAs) by the Florida Legislature, and in 2015 state statute Chapter 163 was amended to strengthen Florida’s Comprehensive Planning Law... Read more
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ABC News
Florida May Rebury Reform School Bodies in the State Capitalexactly where the memorial should be placed in Jackson County, including it bel
Florida May Rebury Reform School Bodies in the State Capital
ABC News / Posted 9 days ago
exactly where the memorial should be placed in Jackson County, including it belongs on the 1,400-acre school campus. The Florida Legislature created the task force earlier this year to help sort out questions surrounding the school. It came... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida may rebury reform school bodies in the state capitalexactly where the memorial should be placed in Jackson County, including it bel
Florida may rebury reform school bodies in the state capital
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
exactly where the memorial should be placed in Jackson County, including it belongs on the 1,400-acre school campus. The Florida Legislature created the task force earlier this year to help sort out questions surrounding the school. It came... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
State Senate candidates Narain, Ribeiro trade barbs at Tiger Bay appearancethere is at least one home per acre. “No disrespect to the representative, but
State Senate candidates Narain, Ribeiro trade barbs at Tiger Bay appearance
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
there is at least one home per acre. “No disrespect to the representative, but the last gun control bill passed by the Florida Legislature was passed by a Democrat,” Narain said. “That was Barbara Watson in 2013, and that bill restricted those... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Union Endorsement: Cord Byrd is an excellent choice for the Florida Houseand Donnie Horner III are seeking the same House District 11 seat. Both men des
Union Endorsement: Cord Byrd is an excellent choice for the Florida House
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
and Donnie Horner III are seeking the same House District 11 seat. Both men deserve to represent Northeast Florida in the Florida Legislature. Byrd is a Neptune Beach lawyer who focuses on Second Amendment cases and firearms law. He is whip smart... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Union Endorsement: Brenda Jordan would be an impressive addition to the School Boardschools. Bradford Hall is an enthusiastic activist who says too many District
Union Endorsement: Brenda Jordan would be an impressive addition to the School Board
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
schools. Bradford Hall is an enthusiastic activist who says too many District 5 schools lack the educational tools they need to truly succeed. Hank Rogers is a former Florida Legislature staffer who has worked with several educational organizatio... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Task force to debate legacy of troubled Dozier schoollocated 60 miles west of Tallahassee. Some former students have accused school
Task force to debate legacy of troubled Dozier school
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 10 days ago
located 60 miles west of Tallahassee. Some former students have accused school officials of physical and sexual abuse. The Florida Legislature this year passed a law that calls on the group to make recommendations for a memorial and figure out what... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Solar energy amendment deserves a yes voteenergy to offset the enormous levels of energy now being used. Amendment 4 was
Solar energy amendment deserves a yes vote
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
energy to offset the enormous levels of energy now being used. Amendment 4 was placed on the ballot by the conservative Florida Legislature. And there appears to be no significant opposition to it. Stephen Smith, executive director of the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Task force to debate legacy of troubled Florida schoollocated 60 miles west of Tallahassee. Some former students have accused school
Task force to debate legacy of troubled Florida school
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
located 60 miles west of Tallahassee. Some former students have accused school officials of physical and sexual abuse. The Florida Legislature this year passed a law that calls on the group to make recommendations for a memorial and figure out what... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Can a single region in Florida show the state how to adapt to climate change?levels of government. For example, in 2010 the compact negotiated the creation
Can a single region in Florida show the state how to adapt to climate change?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
levels of government. For example, in 2010 the compact negotiated the creation of Adaptation Action Areas (AAAs) by the Florida Legislature, and in 2015 state statute Chapter 163 was amended to strengthen Florida’s Comprehensive Planning Law... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Brown, challengers clash at congressional debatein Washington. Brown said elsewhere that Lawson “was not a real supporter” of
Brown, challengers clash at congressional debate
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
in Washington. Brown said elsewhere that Lawson “was not a real supporter” of state employees during his 28 years in the Florida Legislature, and said she had heard that critique from a leader of the American Federation of State, County and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Democrats face off in TV debate over pick for Congressional District 5 seatfrom Jacksonville to Gadsden County west of Tallahassee, led to Brown being cha
Democrats face off in TV debate over pick for Congressional District 5 seat
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
from Jacksonville to Gadsden County west of Tallahassee, led to Brown being challenged by Lawson, a 28-year member of the Florida Legislature she once helped run for Congress. Holloway, who once worked on Capitol Hill, is making her first run for... Read more
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The Star
Primary early voting begins SaturdaySenate seat and the District 2 Congressional seat. The primary ballot also inc
Primary early voting begins Saturday
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
Senate seat and the District 2 Congressional seat. The primary ballot also includes one constitutional amendment. The Florida Legislature put Amendment 4, pertaining to solar power, on the primary ballot to avoid confusion with an amendment... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rutherford, Ray, Tanzler, Malin, McClure, Kaufman and Pueschel bios and questionnairesand will not allow perfect to get in the way of good in my support of legislati
Rutherford, Ray, Tanzler, Malin, McClure, Kaufman and Pueschel bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
and will not allow perfect to get in the way of good in my support of legislation. In my 9 years of working with the Florida legislature as the legislative chair of the Florida Sheriff’s Association we had many successes in mounting... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Amendment 4 a no-brainer in the Sunshine Statefrom Certain Taxation and Assessment.” The effects of the amendment would be t
Amendment 4 a no-brainer in the Sunshine State
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 12 days ago
from Certain Taxation and Assessment.” The effects of the amendment would be twofold: ■ Passage would allow the Florida Legislature to exempt taxation on solar and renewable energy devices that might otherwise fall under the tangible... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff get new attorneyswas “a genuine problem of communication,” and not an attempt to ignore a court
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff get new attorneys
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
was “a genuine problem of communication,” and not an attempt to ignore a court order. Suarez is a former member of the Florida Legislature who runs the Suarez Law Group in Orlando, a firm that advertises it handles criminal cases like DUI and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Prominent Democrat supports Curry's tax plandelegation unanimously as I recall. Then it was hand-carried by the mayor rele
Prominent Democrat supports Curry's tax plan
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
delegation unanimously as I recall. Then it was hand-carried by the mayor relentlessly through the process in the Florida Legislature, which approved it overwhelmingly to place it on the ballot and let voters decide. Seems to me most all... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Florida voucher programstate-funded schools. But the appeals court, like the circuit court last year,
Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Florida voucher program
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
state-funded schools. But the appeals court, like the circuit court last year, said the program is not funded by direct appropriations by the Florida Legislature so the plaintiffs lacked "taxpayer standing" to challenge it. Check back for upd... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Brown, Lawson and Holloway bios and questionnairesof the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Throughout Congresswom
Brown, Lawson and Holloway bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Throughout Congresswoman Brown’s political career, both in the Florida legislature and in Washington, she has been recognized as a fighter on behalf of her constituents and colleagues... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Duval Democratic leaders urge no vote 'on' pension taxMayor Lenny Curry's plan to address the city's $2.7 billion pension deficit, wh
Duval Democratic leaders urge no vote 'on' pension tax
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
Mayor Lenny Curry's plan to address the city's $2.7 billion pension deficit, which he shepherded through the Florida Legislature, was added to the Aug. 30 primary ballot with the unanimous support of Jacksonville City Council. Curry... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Florida voucher programstate-funded schools. But the appeals court, like the circuit court last year,
Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Florida voucher program
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
state-funded schools. But the appeals court, like the circuit court last year, said the program is not funded by direct appropriations by the Florida Legislature so the plaintiffs lacked "taxpayer standing" to challenge it. Check back for upd... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Negron proposes Lake Okeechobee reservoir to stop toxic algaethe reservoir, Sierra Club Florida Director Frank Jackalone said. "Following S
Negron proposes Lake Okeechobee reservoir to stop toxic algae
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
the reservoir, Sierra Club Florida Director Frank Jackalone said. "Following Senator Negron's lead, Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature can restore the Everglades, end the algae crisis along our coasts, and build a stronger economy in the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Redone district puts candidates in new territory against incumbent Rep. Corrine Brownincumbent announced her run in a massively redrawn district she went to court t
Redone district puts candidates in new territory against incumbent Rep. Corrine Brown
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
incumbent announced her run in a massively redrawn district she went to court to derail. Lawson, 67, spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature representing the western end of the district, a mix of Tallahassee neighborhoods and farm towns like the... Read more
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The Hill
Should insurers be allowed to drop vital medications without regard for patients?PBMs accountable so that stable patients are protected. Luckily, some states a
Should insurers be allowed to drop vital medications without regard for patients?
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
PBMs accountable so that stable patients are protected. Luckily, some states are already ahead of the curb. This year, the Florida legislature introduced SB 1142, which would have required an insurer to maintain current coverage of a drug for a... Read more
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