Tag: Jim DeFede

Mitch PerryDecember 8, 2017
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6min167
Last month, the Trump administration decided to sunset a humanitarian program in 18 months that allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States after a 2010 earthquake ravaged their country. In response, several members of South Florida’s congressional delegation (from both sides of the aisle) sponsored legislation to address the issue. […]

Mitch PerryNovember 27, 2017
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5min191
Jacksonville Republican Rep. and Attorney General candidate Jay Fant said Monday that he agrees with Sen. Marco Rubio‘s declaration over the weekend that the sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken are so egregious that the Minnesota Democrat should resign immediately. “Senator Franken has already admitted to mistreating women in a way that would be offensive to […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 13, 2017
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2min163
In response to Speaker Richard Corcoran’s pledge to increase funding for education, two Democratic ranking members called the statement “encouraging.” State Rep. Larry Lee Jr. of Port St. Lucie, the ranking member on the Pre-K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, and state Rep. Shevrin Jones of West Park, ranking member on the Education Committee, issued a statement Monday morning. “Ensuring […]


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