Tag: Kristin Jacobs
Mike Burke's first job: deciding a new mask mandate.

Jim RosicaNovember 3, 2018
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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, also the Democratic nominee for Governor, said Friday’s mass shooting at a yoga studio “has no place in civilized society.” Gillum released a statement Saturday morning in response to the attack that claimed three lives, including the shooter’s. Five others were wounded, according to reports. “I am deeply appreciative of our law […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 4, 2018
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The Gwen Graham for Governor yard signs were not even down before the man who beat her in last week’s Democratic primary for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, was being asked if he would consider her as a running mate. There’s a reason God put Labor Day Weekend right after Election Day, and that was so […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 4, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum and second-place finisher Gwen Graham ran tough campaigns against each other in the Democratic primary, but Gillum allowed Monday that Graham is “in the mix” for the Lieutenant Governor spot on the ticket. The decision must be made by Thursday. Gillum is reportedly considering Graham, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Lauren Book, state Reps. Kristin Jacobs and Amy Mercado, and Palm […]

Ryan NicolJuly 11, 2018
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Democratic Rep. Kristin Jacobs has pulled in the endorsement of the Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC), as Jacobs tries to hold off a primary challenge from Saima Farooqui in House District 96. The PAC is the political arm of the Florida Medical Association, which represents the state’s medical and osteopathic physicians. District 96 is in Broward County. […]

Drew WilsonJuly 10, 2018
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The political arm of the Florida Realtors rolled out endorsements Monday for nearly every state legislative election slated for the 2018 ballot. “As Realtors, we pride ourselves on our long-standing efforts to defend private property rights, promote community prosperity and preserve a professional climate that ensures the economic growth of Florida,” said Ann DeFries, chair […]

Jim RosicaMarch 7, 2018
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The House began debate Wednesday on the Legislature’s school safety bill, hastily crafted in response to the Valentine’s Day shooting at Broward County’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed 17 lives. The day before, the Republican-controlled chamber beat down a slew of amendments on the measure (SB 7026), including one aimed at deleting a ‘guardian program’ […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 13, 2018
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After Hurricane Irma swept through the state, power outages resulted in 989 wastewater spills, totaling more than 9 million gallons of unauthorized sewage release. Legislation (HB 837) sponsored by Plantation Democratic state Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole would attempt to reduce those discharges by helping utilities gain compliance with industry standards. It was advanced unanimously by the House Agriculture […]


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