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The Tampa Tribune
Florida signs off on 14.5 percent rate hike for businessescases. Several business groups decried the rate hike and said it could harm's
Florida signs off on 14.5 percent rate hike for businesses
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 hours ago
cases. Several business groups decried the rate hike and said it could harm's Florida's economic growth. They are asking the Florida Legislature to fix the law, but it is unlikely lawmakers will do anything ahead of next year's regular... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Workers' comp rates pegged to go up 14.5%for the rate increase and said his group is "extremely disappointed" in Tuesday
Workers' comp rates pegged to go up 14.5%
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 hours ago
for the rate increase and said his group is "extremely disappointed" in Tuesday's decision. "The leadership of the Florida Legislature has indicated that the workers' compensation system will be the focus of much attention in the upcoming... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Debate over football game prayer heads to courtto "legal entanglements." The association said it is subject to the same rules
Debate over football game prayer heads to court
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 hours ago
to "legal entanglements." The association said it is subject to the same rules as government agencies because the Florida Legislature has recognized it as the governing body for high school athletics. The two teams prayed together before... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
After Mosaic, Gov. Rick Scott issues emergency environmental rulinghave had their wells tested for contamination. "We look forward to working wit
After Mosaic, Gov. Rick Scott issues emergency environmental ruling
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
have had their wells tested for contamination. "We look forward to working with [the Governor’s] office, DEP and the Florida Legislature," said Jackie Barron, Mosaic Public Affairs Manager. "We will also work with other stakeholders on an... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
MyDX offering at home water test kits for residents near New Wales Mosaic plantalso stated that his office will be proposing similar legislation. We look forw
MyDX offering at home water test kits for residents near New Wales Mosaic plant
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
also stated that his office will be proposing similar legislation. We look forward to working with his office, DEP and the Florida Legislature. We will also work with other stakeholders on an improved and transparent approach. “Our company is... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida universities want to increase spending on mental health, securityconcern from the BOG about security. You can always have more police.” The 201
Florida universities want to increase spending on mental health, security
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
concern from the BOG about security. You can always have more police.” The 2017-2018 budget request will be sent to the Florida Legislature, which must approve a balanced budget before the next fiscal year begins July 1. The Board of Governors... Read more
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ExtremeTech
How a massive sinkhole dumped 200 million gallons of radioactive water into a Florida aquiferthan what happened in 1994, as the Tampa Bay Timesnotes, when a similar sinkhol
How a massive sinkhole dumped 200 million gallons of radioactive water into a Florida aquifer
ExtremeTech / Posted 4 days ago
than what happened in 1994, as the Tampa Bay Timesnotes, when a similar sinkhole opened at a different phosphate plant. The Florida legislature changed the law in 2005, giving plant owners 10 days to notify the Florida Department of Environmental... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Dade commissioner calls for license plate law changewere visible. Diaz who also served in the Marines and is a chairman of the Mia
Dade commissioner calls for license plate law change
Local 10 Miami / Posted 7 days ago
were visible. Diaz who also served in the Marines and is a chairman of the Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board, wants the Florida Legislature to change this. He wants the Legislature to update the law so that non-essential features of the plate... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Universities requesting additional $14.5M to cover increase in counseling needsin Sarasota, will review the report and consider the mental health funding as p
Universities requesting additional $14.5M to cover increase in counseling needs
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
in Sarasota, will review the report and consider the mental health funding as part of its 2017-18 budget request to the Florida Legislature. The data shows that since the fall of 2008, the number of students seeking counseling services rose 48... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida universities want more money for student mental healthin Sarasota, will review the report and consider the mental health funding as p
Florida universities want more money for student mental health
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
in Sarasota, will review the report and consider the mental health funding as part its 2017-18 budget request to the Florida Legislature. The data shows that since the fall of 2008, the number of students seeking counseling services rose 48... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 20UNIVERSITIES MAY PUSH FOR SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS The Board of Governors plans to
5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 20
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
UNIVERSITIES MAY PUSH FOR SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS The Board of Governors plans to discuss this week whether to ask the Florida Legislature to set aside nearly $50 million so eligible students can use the scholarship for classes taken during the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rutherford, Bruderly and Koniz bios and questionnairesand will not allow perfect to get in the way of good in my support of legislati
Rutherford, Bruderly and Koniz bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 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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NBC Miami
Officials Discussing Bright Futures Covering Summer ClassesFutures scholarship program to cover summer courses. The Board of Governors pl
Officials Discussing Bright Futures Covering Summer Classes
NBC Miami / Posted 9 days ago
Futures scholarship program to cover summer courses. The Board of Governors plans to discuss this week whether to ask the Florida Legislature to set aside nearly $50 million so eligible students can use the scholarship for classes taken during the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida universities may push for summer scholarshipsFutures scholarship program to cover summer courses. The Board of Governors pl
Florida universities may push for summer scholarships
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Futures scholarship program to cover summer courses. The Board of Governors plans to discuss this week whether to ask the Florida Legislature to set aside nearly $50 million so eligible students can use the scholarship for classes taken during the... Read more
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York Daily Record
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
York Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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USA Today
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
USA Today / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
Detroit Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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Daily Journal
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
Daily Journal / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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Daily Record
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder chargerecord, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges a
Florida father fights to dismiss hot-car murder charge
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
record, could face up to 40 years in state prison if convicted on the charges as they stand. A 1985 law enacted by the Florida Legislature made leaving a child in a car for more than 15 minutes a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable by a... Read more
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Miami New Times
Miami Named America's Most Dangerous City for Womenthe state and Gov. Rick Scott pushed the bill forward, until a federal judge th
Miami Named America's Most Dangerous City for Women
Miami New Times / Posted 12 days ago
the state and Gov. Rick Scott pushed the bill forward, until a federal judge threw most of the bill out last month. The Florida legislature and Scott have also declined to expand Medicaid, which led to one South Florida single mother calling... Read more
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The Star
District amends scholarship program; ratifies budgetfinal public meeting on the 2016-2017 budget. The scholarship program, the Bes
District amends scholarship program; ratifies budget
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
final public meeting on the 2016-2017 budget. The scholarship program, the Best and the Brightest, was established by the Florida Legislature during a 2015 special session. Aimed at providing bonuses to outstanding teachers, the bill, earmarking... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Public will overcome GMO fears when they realise benefits - US expertBobo says a recent independent survey shows about 60% of Florida residents supp
Public will overcome GMO fears when they realise benefits - US expert
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 13 days ago
Bobo says a recent independent survey shows about 60% of Florida residents support the release while 61 members of the Florida legislature have signed a letter urging the federal government to support the move. "While you may be debating the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Regulators relent on some Uber, Lyft rules, but stick by fingerprint requirementahead of the planned vote, a group of mainly Republican state lawmakers called
Regulators relent on some Uber, Lyft rules, but stick by fingerprint requirement
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
ahead of the planned vote, a group of mainly Republican state lawmakers called on the PTC to leave the regulations to the Florida Legislature. In a letter Tuesday to the PTC, House Majority Leader Dana Young urged board members to delay action on... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough County ranks high in arresting juveniles rather than using citationsgroups in recent years have pushed for expanding the use of juvenile civil cita
Hillsborough County ranks high in arresting juveniles rather than using citations
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
groups in recent years have pushed for expanding the use of juvenile civil citations in Florida; a measure proposed in the Florida Legislature earlier this year to force the use of civil citations for more first-time offenders died in a House... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Renner calls for union to drop suit against tax credit scholarshipshas many excellent public schools, but a school that works for one student may
Renner calls for union to drop suit against tax credit scholarships
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
has many excellent public schools, but a school that works for one student may not work for another. That’s why the Florida Legislature created a scholarship program that allows struggling students to attend a school that best suits their... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Checker Cab in Jacksonville replaced by zTrip ride hailing serviceDespite those efforts, Jacksonville city officials said that they, along with o
Checker Cab in Jacksonville replaced by zTrip ride hailing service
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
Despite those efforts, Jacksonville city officials said that they, along with other cities in the state, are looking to the Florida Legislature to settle the issue with an umbrella state law. But no such measures have been implemented. George said... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Mahon, Edwards part of statewide group studying courthouse securitycourt security coordinators at each of Florida�s 20 circuits. The initial thou
Mahon, Edwards part of statewide group studying courthouse security
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
court security coordinators at each of Florida�s 20 circuits. The initial thought was to ask for $2.1 million from the Florida Legislature in its 2016-17 session, but Mahon said that request might be tempered. Instead of having one for each... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Historic turns horrific at state-owned properties in Tampa HeightsTemple Missionary Baptist Church, on the corner of Palm and Lamar avenues, whic
Historic turns horrific at state-owned properties in Tampa Heights
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Temple Missionary Baptist Church, on the corner of Palm and Lamar avenues, which is also part of the DOT inventory. The Florida Legislature set aside $1.2 million to relocate the building, which is used as a community center by the Tampa Heights... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
History comes alive at Willow Hillin Screven County at Central Middle School and coached at the high school from
History comes alive at Willow Hill
Statesboro Herald / Posted 22 days ago
in Screven County at Central Middle School and coached at the high school from 1976 to 1979. When he was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2012, he became the first black legislator from St. Lucie County. "It's my dream one day that on a... Read more
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The Hill
Florida gov. cancels Zika funding pitch to Congresscannot be overshadowed by partisan politics,” Scott’s office wrote in a stateme
Florida gov. cancels Zika funding pitch to Congress
The Hill / Posted 22 days ago
cannot be overshadowed by partisan politics,” Scott’s office wrote in a statement last month. “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... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Candidate mischief deprives South Florida voters of a say in some racesof some elections this year, deprived of any say in who will run key parts of c
Candidate mischief deprives South Florida voters of a say in some races
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
of some elections this year, deprived of any say in who will run key parts of county government and represent them in the Florida Legislature. It's all very legal. The culprit is a campaign law loophole that is frequently exploited by political... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekendis also a member of the board of directors of the Willow Hill Heritage and Rena
Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend
Statesboro Herald / Posted 27 days ago
is also a member of the board of directors of the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center. When first elected to the Florida Legislature in 2012, Lee became the first black legislator from St. Lucie County. He is a 2015 recipient of the... Read more
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The Washington Times
The Latest: Matt Gaetz poised to replace US Rep. Millerdid during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more c
The Latest: Matt Gaetz poised to replace US Rep. Miller
The Washington Times / Posted 27 days ago
did during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more competitive races for both Congress and the Florida Legislature. Voters are also deciding the Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. Senate. _________ 4:02... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
The big takeaways from Tuesday's primary electionsvote. Since the beginning of the year, Curry has made the referendum his highe
The big takeaways from Tuesday's primary elections
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 28 days ago
vote. Since the beginning of the year, Curry has made the referendum his highest priority. After earning approval from the Florida Legislature, Curry went to work selling his plan to extend the half-cents sales tax that voters approved in 2000 to... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
KTVN Reno / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy win Florida’s Senate primariesyear’s primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that compet
Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 28 days ago
year’s primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
More than 1.75 million Floridians voted earlydid during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more c
More than 1.75 million Floridians voted early
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
did during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more competitive races for both Congress and the Florida Legislature. Voters are also deciding the Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. Senate. _________ 4:02... Read more
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NBC Miami
Indicted Florida Congresswoman Loses Re-Election Bidbattle she filed for re-election. Lawson, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress
Indicted Florida Congresswoman Loses Re-Election Bid
NBC Miami / Posted 28 days ago
battle she filed for re-election. Lawson, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress four years ago, spent nearly 30 years in the Florida Legislature where he represented many of the counties around Tallahassee. Lawson, 67, has been an insurance agent and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Five primary winners appear headed to Florida HouseVery little stands in the way of Cord Byrd, Kimberly Daniels, Jason Fischer, Bo
Five primary winners appear headed to Florida House
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 28 days ago
Very little stands in the way of Cord Byrd, Kimberly Daniels, Jason Fischer, Bobby Payne and Clay Yarborough joining the Florida Legislature in November. All five won their House primaries on Tuesday and now face write-ins or candidates from parties... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
It's over for Brown as her run in new district falls short2013 and faces a November general election challenge. Lawson is an insurance a
It's over for Brown as her run in new district falls short
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 28 days ago
2013 and faces a November general election challenge. Lawson is an insurance agent and lobbyist who served 28 years in the Florida Legislature, building a base of support in Tallahassee and rural communities close to the Georgia border. In... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
More than 1.75 million Floridians voted earlydid during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more c
More than 1.75 million Floridians voted early
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
did during the 2012 primary when 2.34 million voted. This year there are more competitive races for both Congress and the Florida Legislature. Voters are also deciding the Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. Senate. _________ 4:02... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primariesyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Rubio and Murphy took opposite approaches on primary day.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Republican Senator Marco Rubio easily wins Florida primaryyear's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that compet
Republican Senator Marco Rubio easily wins Florida primary
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
year's primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014- a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Rubio and Murphy took opposite approaches on primary day.... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primariesyear’s primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that compet
Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries
Manila Bulletin / Posted 28 days ago
year’s primary turnout could top ones held in 2012 and 2014— a sign that competitive races for Congress and the Florida Legislature could be driving up turnout this time around. Wasserman Schultz easily beat Tim Canova, a Bernie... Read more
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