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The Tampa Tribune
And they're off: Florida's election season gets underwaydistricts that aren't drawn to benefit parties or incumbents. A coalition of gr
And they're off: Florida's election season gets underway
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 hours ago
districts that aren't drawn to benefit parties or incumbents. A coalition of groups challenged maps adopted by the Florida Legislature and the new districts are the result of a lengthy legal battle. With the new maps in place, all U.S.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Plan laid for spending Restore Act fundssettlement.For that reason, the county has begun planning now to build a strong
Plan laid for spending Restore Act funds
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 hours ago
settlement.For that reason, the county has begun planning now to build a strong case for whatever funds do flow out of the Florida Legislature’s appropriations process to the eight counties considered “disproportionately affected” by the 2010... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Slosberg jumps into state Senate primary race against ClemensDemocratic circles, having won his first House seat by taking on an incumbent D
Slosberg jumps into state Senate primary race against Clemens
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 22 hours ago
Democratic circles, having won his first House seat by taking on an incumbent Democrat in 2000. His singular focus in the Florida Legislature has been on road safety, as he entered politics following the death of his daughter, Dori Slosberg, in a... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
One of FL's Top Economists Talks About FL's Economy: "Really good for some parts of Florida"comes time for the legislature to vote." So far this year, the Florida Chamber
One of FL's Top Economists Talks About FL's Economy: "Really good for some parts of Florida"
Columbia County Observer / Posted 22 hours ago
comes time for the legislature to vote." So far this year, the Florida Chamber had endorsed 40 candidates running for the Florida Legislature: 38 republicans and 2 democrats. Dr. Parrish said he is not one of the lobbyists, he is an... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
The fallout from Marco Rubio's Senate re-decision continues apacebut most certainly not getting to vote on a gun-control bill. Which Floridian
The fallout from Marco Rubio's Senate re-decision continues apace
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
but most certainly not getting to vote on a gun-control bill. Which Floridian is statuesque? Last legislative session, the Florida Legislature voted to remove Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith as one of two statues from Florida in the National... Read more
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The Oakdale Leader
Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun casethe shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun." The incident pro
Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun case
The Oakdale Leader / Posted 2 days ago
the shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun." The incident provoked nationwide attention and prompted the Florida legislature to pass a law specifically preventing schools from punishing children for "brandishing a partially... Read more
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The Star
June “Outta’ the Woods”before they can buy the type of hunting license that allows them to legally hun
June “Outta’ the Woods”
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
before they can buy the type of hunting license that allows them to legally hunt alone. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals to hunt without having to complete the state’s hunter safety certification, but they... Read more
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FOX News
Facebook scraps GOP congressional candidate's AR-15 giveaway postsrunning in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Je
Facebook scraps GOP congressional candidate's AR-15 giveaway posts
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
running in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jeff Miller. Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Rubio flips and political careers downstream flophopefuls backing off before the qualifying deadline Friday. Many will be backtr
Rubio flips and political careers downstream flop
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 2 days ago
hopefuls backing off before the qualifying deadline Friday. Many will be backtracking to qualify for their seats in the Florida Legislature. And some of the candidates who were preparing to challenge for the open legislative seats will move... Read more
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Fortune
Republican Candidate’s AR-15 Giveaway Post Struck Down by Facebookrunning in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Je
Republican Candidate’s AR-15 Giveaway Post Struck Down by Facebook
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
running in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jeff Miller. Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Former 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Mark Polen dead at 71.laws don’t allow a company to be held liable for distributing a non-defective p
Former 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Mark Polen dead at 71.
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
laws don’t allow a company to be held liable for distributing a non-defective product. He suggested Grunow ask the Florida Legislature to pass measures to keep guns out of the hands of children. Two years earlier, Polen wrote an opinion... Read more
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Orange County Register
GOP candidate's AR-15 giveaway post is shot down by Facebookrunning in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Je
GOP candidate's AR-15 giveaway post is shot down by Facebook
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
running in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jeff Miller. Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Salon.com
GOP candidate’s AR-15 giveaway post is shot down by Facebookrunning in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Je
GOP candidate’s AR-15 giveaway post is shot down by Facebook
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
running in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jeff Miller. Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Beware of common rallying cry for more state land buyingcurrently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water s
Beware of common rallying cry for more state land buying
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
currently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water south" is a complete distraction. Both the Florida Legislature and Congress have already invested billions of dollars into the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buyingcurrently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water s
Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 3 days ago
currently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water south" is a complete distraction. Both the Florida Legislature and Congress have already invested billions of dollars into the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan... Read more
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NBC Miami
FB Removes GOP Candidate's Rifle Contest Poststronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
FB Removes GOP Candidate's Rifle Contest Post
NBC Miami / Posted 3 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buyingcurrently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water s
Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
currently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water south" is a complete distraction. Both the Florida Legislature and Congress have already invested billions of dollars into the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Guest Opinion: Beware of the cry for more state land buyingcurrently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water s
Guest Opinion: Beware of the cry for more state land buying
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 3 days ago
currently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water south" is a complete distraction. Both the Florida Legislature and Congress have already invested billions of dollars into the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan... Read more
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Deseret News
Is chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun reason for suspension?the shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun." The incident pro
Is chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun reason for suspension?
Deseret News / Posted 3 days ago
the shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun." The incident provoked nationwide attention and prompted the Florida legislature to pass a law specifically preventing schools from punishing children for "brandishing a partially... Read more
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TribLIVE
Fla. candidate giving away riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Fla. candidate giving away rifle
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now.” Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Dismissal of Gulf Stream RICO suit against Martin O'Boyle upheldact places no limitation on how many requests may be made. This lawsuit impermi
Dismissal of Gulf Stream RICO suit against Martin O'Boyle upheld
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
act places no limitation on how many requests may be made. This lawsuit impermissibly seeks to limit the records requestors’ exercise of the rights granted to the records requestors by the Florida Legislature and not stop some other unlawful... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Waiting on Marcosenator has had an A+ rating from the NRA for 15 years and has been behind cont
Waiting on Marco
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
senator has had an A+ rating from the NRA for 15 years and has been behind controversial gun-rights legislation in the Florida Legislature, including a bill that would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to carry firearms on college... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC New York
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC New York / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Washington
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Washington / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Miami
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Miami / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP Candidate to Give Away Semi-Automatic Rifle
NBC Connecticut / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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SKY News
Florida Candidate Offers AR-15 Rifle Giveawayour homeland than I do now." Greg Evers has been given an A+ rating by the NRA
Florida Candidate Offers AR-15 Rifle Giveaway
SKY News / Posted 4 days ago
our homeland than I do now." Greg Evers has been given an A+ rating by the NRA. Pic: Facebook Mr Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, and in the Senate for the past six years. The National Rifle Association, which has given Mr... Read more
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NBC News
Florida Congressional Candidate to Give Away AR-15stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida Congressional Candidate to Give Away AR-15
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic rifle
Naples Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic rifle
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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ABC News
Congressional Candidate Announces Assault Rifle Giveawayand can pass a federal criminal background check, according to his campaign's p
Congressional Candidate Announces Assault Rifle Giveaway
ABC News / Posted 4 days ago
and can pass a federal criminal background check, according to his campaign's press release. Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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Salon.com
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic rifle
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now.” Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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CTV News
Florida Republican candidate launches contest to give away AR-15stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida Republican candidate launches contest to give away AR-15
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic riflestronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homelan
Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic rifle
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 4 days ago
stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now." Evers has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001, including the Senate the past six years. The National Rifle Association has given him an... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveawaythat he is giving away an AR-15, because terrorist incidents are on the rise. T
Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
that he is giving away an AR-15, because terrorist incidents are on the rise. The Republican candidate has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001. A statement says he has never felt stronger about the importance of the Second... Read more
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First Coast News
Will Jacksonville have slot machines?to go forward with pursuing slots, the issue goes on the November ballot. Susi
Will Jacksonville have slot machines?
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
to go forward with pursuing slots, the issue goes on the November ballot. Susie Wiles represents Best Bet. "The way the Florida legislature set it up, in order to have slot machines, you have to have a vote of the residents of a particular... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Taking a look at Florida's gun lawsSen. Arthenia Joyner says it's time to change the laws and if a person is on a
Taking a look at Florida's gun laws
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 4 days ago
Sen. Arthenia Joyner says it's time to change the laws and if a person is on a terror watch list they shouldn't have a gun. “This has hit home. It’s time for the Florida Legislature to step up, no one is proposing to take away guns,” says... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveawaythat he is giving away an AR-15, because terrorist incidents are on the rise. T
Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
that he is giving away an AR-15, because terrorist incidents are on the rise. The Republican candidate has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001. A statement says he has never felt stronger about the importance of the Second... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
'Docs v. Glocks' law faces key court testFirearm Owners' Privacy Act, argue that it violates free-speech rights. "In FO
'Docs v. Glocks' law faces key court test
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 4 days ago
Firearm Owners' Privacy Act, argue that it violates free-speech rights. "In FOPA (the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act), the Florida Legislature does what no legislative body has done before or since; it prevents doctors from providing patients with... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Appeal court to hear 'Docs vs. Glocks' challengechallenging the law, called the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act, argue that it viol
Appeal court to hear 'Docs vs. Glocks' challenge
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
challenging the law, called the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act, argue that it violates free-speech rights. "In FOPA, the Florida Legislature does what no legislative body has done before or since; it prevents doctors from providing patients with... Read more
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Roll Call
Flores' Top Issue Reminds Voters of Controversyturn to when attacking her. Education is one of several areas where Flores has
Flores' Top Issue Reminds Voters of Controversy
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
turn to when attacking her. Education is one of several areas where Flores has had an impact during her dozen years in the Florida legislature. From the time she first won election as a state representative in 2004, Flores caught the attention of... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Guest opinion: Beware of the cry for more state land buyingcurrently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water s
Guest opinion: Beware of the cry for more state land buying
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 5 days ago
currently on the books, not buying more land. Simply put, "sending the water south" is a complete distraction. Both the Florida Legislature and Congress have already invested billions of dollars into the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Gun measures expected to re-emerge in 2017 Florida Legislature session TALLAHASSEE — The mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub last week have fuele
Gun measures expected to re-emerge in 2017 Florida Legislature session
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — The mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub last week have fueled the already polarizing issues of gun rights and gun control, with the debate expected to return on... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Facing 120 years in jail, he's free now -- but fear persistsand he walked out of the Duval County Courthouse a free man. CHANGES IN THE LA
Facing 120 years in jail, he's free now -- but fear persists
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
and he walked out of the Duval County Courthouse a free man. CHANGES IN THE LAW Right before Ratledge went on trial, the Florida Legislature was removing aggravated assault from the list of crimes that mandated 20 years in prison. Alexander, who... Read more
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