Tag: charles van zant
Joe Biden leads Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis by about the same numbers.

A.G. GancarskiMay 10, 2016
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Clay County’s legislative delegation contains just three people: Sen. Rob Bradley and Reps. Travis Cummings and Charles Van Zant. At a Clay County Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Orange Park Tuesday, the three men celebrated successes across the board, both in terms of their performance during the Session and the county’s emergence as a force in its own right. During […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 16, 2016
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Despite being termed out, HD 19 Representative Charles Van Zant, will hold a town hall in Middleburg The meeting is 4 p.m. Saturday at the MorningStar Church. “The objective,” claims the Facebook invite, “is to inform the constituents of what is going on in Tallahassee: updates in the legislature, progress made, progress to be made, political issues […]

Ryan RayFebruary 29, 2016
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The Committee on Government Operations Appropriations/General Government Appropriation held its fourth and final meeting of the budget conferencing period Monday morning. Chairwoman Rep. Jeanette Nunez and Vice Chairman Sen. Alan Hays closed out “back of the bill” differences, but couldn’t agree on about a dozen line items. They will be “bumped up” for consideration by chief budget writers […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 24, 2016
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After a debate that included mentions of monsters, Robert A. Heinlein and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Florida House of Representatives Wednesday passed its 2016 business and economic incentives package, including the framework for Gov. Rick Scott‘s proposed $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund. As bill sponsor Jim Boyd reminded members, it still has no funding: “This is a structure bill, […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 23, 2016
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The Florida House held a second reading Tuesday of Jacksonville’s “pension tax” bill, which would facilitate a referendum to extend the current half-cent sales tax 30 years and devote it to paying off Jacksonville’s $2.6 billion of unfunded pension liability. The debate before the full House went well. Going into the House session, those familiar […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 25, 2016
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A bill by Keystone Heights Republican state Rep. Charles Van Zant that would severely restrict abortion rights passed the Criminal Justice Subcommittee Monday. The bill, among other things, “prohibits induced abortions; prohibits operation of facility for purpose of providing abortion services; prohibits termination of pregnancy unless specified conditions are met; requires informed consent; deletes exemption […]


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