Tag: petition

Jim TurnerApril 18, 2019

Florida residency would not be a requirement to collect petition signatures for proposed constitutional amendments, but House members moved forward Thursday with a measure that critics say would make it harder to pass citizens’ initiatives. The measure (HB 7111), approved in a 15-8 vote by the State Affairs Committee, would require petition-gatherers to be registered […]

Staff ReportsAugust 7, 2018

Court-appointed attorneys in Pinellas and Pasco counties are complaining they’re blocked from seeing key documents in the very cases they’re supposed to be defending. The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the 2nd District filed a petition last week asking for online access to documents. The office was created by lawmakers to represent clients when […]

Danny McAuliffeJuly 31, 2018

A pro-choice coalition that opposed a law expanding the state’s hand in crisis pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion services isn’t giving up the fight despite the law already coming into effect. Representatives from Progress Florida, the Florida National Organization for Women and the Florida Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health were in Tallahassee on […]

Scott PowersJune 20, 2018

Responding to press reports that his holdings include large investments in fossil fuel companies, the Florida Democratic Party is launching a petition drive demanding that Gov. Rick Scott acknowledge the harmful effects of climate change on Florida. “Rick Scott has denied climate change and the effects it has on Florida families, despite mounting scientific evidence. […]

Scott PowersMay 21, 2018

Democrat Debra Kaplan has qualified by petition for the ballot in the House District 31 race in western Orange and northern Lake counties. Kaplan, a business consultant and former journalist from Eustis, had 1,129 petition signatures verified, exceeding the 1,123 she needed to get on the ballot. She faces two-term Republican state Rep. Jennifer Sullivan […]

Scott PowersApril 30, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey and Democratic challenger Sanjay Patel became the first Central Florida congressional contest formally set Monday when they both qualified for the ballot in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Patel, of Rocklege, a business consultant and Democratic Party officer in Brevard County, qualified by petition after having more than 9,100 signatures verified, […]


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