Category: Headlines

Ryan RayNovember 4, 2015

In a quick 20-minute hearing Wednesday morning, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee passed bills to allow lottery tickets to be sold in machines and to require cosmetics makers to register with the state. The Senate panel, led by Chairman Sen. Rob Bradley, an Orange Park Republican and former prosecutor, passed both bills without much debate. Sen. Jeff Brandes said […]

Ryan RayNovember 4, 2015

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross have unveiled a bipartisan effort in Congress to boost civics education across the nation. Graham, a freshman Democrat from Tallahassee is teaming up with Ross, a Polk County Republican, will pursue a resolution encouraging high schools to administer a civics test to high school seniors. The questions are taken from the […]

Jim RosicaNovember 4, 2015

David Plouffe, President Barack Obama‘s 2008 campaign manager, says the lasting popularity of Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson shows that “the old (political) rules don’t apply” anymore. Plouffe, now chief adviser to the Uber ride-hailing service, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program Wednesday. Trump, the real estate tycoon-turned-reality TV star, and Carson, a retired […]

Mitch PerryNovember 3, 2015

Although the nation continues to grow (we’re currently at 321 million), there are no plans in Congress to add to the 435 representatives that constitute the U.S. House of Representatives. That means when the next official U.S. Census is turned in time for the 2022 congressional elections, certain states will gain representation, and some states will lose that representation, depending […]


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