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Lloyd DunkelbergerAugust 24, 2018
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Voters should not be given a chance to decide the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment expanding rights for crime victims because the ballot language is misleading, lawyers opposing the measure told a Tallahassee judge Friday. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers heard arguments on whether Amendment 6, approved by the Constitution Commission Revision, should […]

Danny McAuliffeJanuary 17, 2018
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The Electoral College — which in the past two decades has carried to victory U.S. Presidents Donald Trump (2016) and George W. Bush (2000) despite each losing the national popular vote — is being targeted by state legislators across the country, including some in Florida. Rep. Joseph Geller, an Aventura Democrat, and Sen. Victor Torres, an […]

Scott PowersOctober 4, 2017
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Casting aside any criticism politicizing tragedy, Orlando state Sen. Linda Stewart, Orlando state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and a statewide coalition demanded talks Wednesday on gun law reforms, particularly on their bills banning sales of semi-automatic weapon and high-capacity magazines in Florida. Democrats Stewart and Smith filed such bills last session, in the memory of […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 7, 2016
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A coalition of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Green Party members came out on Wednesday to announce their opposition to the next solar power amendment Floridians will vote on this fall. If passed, Amendment 1 would put existing law regarding the rights of homeowners and businesses to own or lease solar equipment into the state Constitution. Advocates […]

Staff ReportsMarch 1, 2016
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Lawmakers in the Florida House and Senate are recommending that $214.1 million be set aside from Florida’s housing trust funds toward affordable housing. Jaimie Ross, facilitator of the Sadowski Coalition, and president and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, said in a statement: “The Sadowski Coalition applauds the Senate and House for coming to a […]


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