Tag: Geraldine Thompson
Six Dr. Seuss books will sbe discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery. Image via AP.

Ryan RayMarch 11, 2016
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After passage of a tax package and budget that snubs Gov. Rick Scott, Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner said Friday afternoon  lawmakers had “declared their independence” from an overbearing executive branch. “The 2016 Legislative Session may well go down in the history books as the year Florida lawmakers formally declared their independence from Governor Scott,” said Joyner, who […]

Ryan RayMarch 4, 2016
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4min14
Legislative budget writers met Friday evening to take up another pair of unreconciled budget areas – Transportation & Economic Development and Civil & Criminal Justice – and came to a final agreement, closing out millions in funding items in a multibillion dollar move when the House and Senate accepted each others’ offers. Among the most […]

Ryan RayMarch 2, 2016
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3min6
A day after Hillary Clinton won a majority of Democratic delegates up for grabs in last night’s Super Tuesday primaries – partly on the strength of her support in minority communities – about 100 African-American Florida elected officials came out in support the former Secretary of State’s bid for the White House. Among them were the Florida Legislative […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 22, 2016
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A bill that would decrease the number of offenses punishable by license suspension was temporarily postponed in the House Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill (HB 207) sponsored by St. Petersburg Democrat Daryl Rouson and co-sponsored by Republicans Dana Young from Tampa and Sarasota’s Greg Steube, would revise the number of drivers license suspensions for […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 16, 2016
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4min10
Residents in eight state Senate districts will be receiving a mailer from Americans for Prosperity-Florida in the coming days. The organization announced Tuesday it has launched a direct mail campaign to tell Floridians about a proposal moving through the state Senate that includes film production and sports incentives. The measure (SB 1646), sponsored by Sen. […]

Scott PowersFebruary 10, 2016
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4min2
Two years ago Thursday Orange County Deputy Sheriff Jonathan “Scott” Pine was gunned down while pursuing a suspect. On Wednesday the Florida Senate did all it could to make sure his surviving family – and others – won’t have to wait another year for financial security. The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 7012, which would increase […]

Scott PowersFebruary 2, 2016
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When Bob Poe jumped into the Orlando-based Congressional District 10 Democratic race last month, the millionaire entrepreneur promised to match contributions, and his early donations have given him a fund of $342,000, his campaign announced. That includes $325,000 that’s now in the bank, which could make Poe the instant money leader in a Democratic field […]

Scott PowersFebruary 1, 2016
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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan met with Orlando Hispanic leaders on behalf of Congressional District 10 candidate Val Demings Monday morning, angering her Democratic rivals, who said the party was out of bounds picking in a contested primary. Lujan and Demings met with 18 Orlando-area Hispanic leaders Monday morning to seek support […]


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