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2014/10/24 23:31
2014/10/24 23:31
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You’ve got to admire the Florida Legislature for its creativity in inventing ways to circumvent democracy and minimize the power of the people’s vote. Voters should not be fooled by the Legislature’s...
2014/10/24 23:31
2014/10/24 23:31
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2014/10/24 21:50
2014/10/24 21:50
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Rep. Janet Adkins doesn’t just acknowledge that she’s known as “a bulldog” and “a hammer” in Tallahassee, she does so proudly. “Leadership is about doing what’s right,” Adkins recently told the...
2014/10/24 19:49
2014/10/24 19:49
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Florida will spent $2.2 billion on corrections this year. As the state grows, so too does the prison population. However, one segment of the population is growing faster than the others. It's a major...
2014/10/24 05:27
2014/10/24 05:27
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Voters are being asked to consider three constitutional amendment proposals in the Nov. 4 elections. Here is a brief explanation on the ballot measures, those in favor and against, and what supporters...
2014/10/24 03:17
2014/10/24 03:17
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Democratic gubernatorial Anthony G. Brown derided as "ridiculous' a charge Thursday by Republican rival Larry Hogan that the lieutenant governor is planning to raise tuition rates at community...
2014/10/23 14:45
2014/10/23 14:45
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In November 2006, a narcotics team from the Atlanta Police Department apprehended a man with a known drug history. They planted marijuana on him, then threatened to arrest him unless he gave them...
2014/10/23 13:15
2014/10/23 13:15
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Video: Florida's Marijuana Debate HELLO, I'M ANDS ANDS, WHEN WE GO TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER WE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USEFUL THERE ARE...
2014/10/23 03:27
2014/10/23 03:27
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LET ME PUT THIS -- LIKE YOURSELF SAID THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN BUT CAN YOU GIVE US ANY REAL EXAMPLE IF MARIJUANA DID ANY HARM TO A PATIENT OR IF IT'S BEEN BLAME FOR A VIOLENT ACT. I DON'T KNOW...
2014/10/22 17:47
2014/10/22 17:47
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As a former U.S. Customs Service special agent whose responsibilities included directing the marine units that seized marijuana and dangerous drugs entering Florida’s southwest coast, I believe...
2014/10/22 16:40
2014/10/22 16:40
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In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun...
2014/10/21 17:50
2014/10/21 17:50
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The JAX Chamber board of directors formally came out in opposition to the Florida ballot initiative that would legalize the use of medicinal marijuana. Early voting is already underway this week...
2014/10/21 15:03
2014/10/21 15:03
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Florida's largest school-voucher program is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit...
2014/10/20 23:30
2014/10/20 23:30
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With each passing year, red-light cameras look more and more like a permanent fixture on Florida’s streetscapes. The ticket-issuing devices have been spreading rapidly — they’re now in more than 75...
2014/10/20 21:33
2014/10/20 21:33
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Two city governments in Lake County backed away from bad ideas last week — but not until citizens filed lawsuits and were forced to push the issues to absurd lengths. Mascotte was the worst. City...
2014/10/20 13:51
2014/10/20 13:51
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Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would...
2014/10/19 05:06
2014/10/19 05:06
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Supporters for medical marijuana grew enough support among Floridians to drive legislators to legalize non-euphoric cannabis when Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law in June. The legislation...
2014/10/18 20:36
2014/10/18 20:36
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NAPLES, Fla. - LaVeeda Krumm walks her Lake Park neighborhood in Naples late at night because she can’t sleep. “I’m not a nice person,” the 60-year-old grandmother said. Live with chronic pain,...
2014/10/18 16:30
2014/10/18 16:30
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Early voting for voters who want to cast their ballots well ahead of the Nov. 4 general election day starts Monday in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Registered voters can take...
2014/10/17 20:50
2014/10/17 20:50
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Constitutional amendments should be rare. They should be saved for issues that the regular political process is unable or unwilling to handle. That is the reason that 60 percent is needed for...
2014/10/17 15:24
2014/10/17 15:24
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BY JACK SHORT - Voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on how certain types of land acquisitions by the state are funded. Amendment 1, which would add a new section, Section 28, to Article X of...
2014/10/24 23:31
2014/10/24 23:31
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