Tag: Puerto Ricans

Scott PowersOctober 22, 2018
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A Democratic political action committee has released a new Spanish-language TV commercial reminding Puerto Ricans of many of their disappointments in President Donald Trump‘s response to Hurricane Maria and pointing out that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has refused to criticize the federal response. “The Trump administration’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria was woefully inadequate, […]

Scott PowersMarch 29, 2018
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5min268
State Sen. Victor Torres, clergy, and others are joining with Puerto Rican activists in Florida to protest the closures of assistance offices for people displaced by Hurricane Maria last year and to renew attention on their plight. Torres and the others, including organizers from VAMOS4PR FLORIDA, a network of statewide Puerto Rican diaspora organizations, are calling […]

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 12, 2018
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6min316
After contentious weeks at the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Darren Soto has turned his attention toward Tallahassee, where he believes legislators face “big challenges” and should seize the opportunity to unite on major issues facing the state. The Orlando-area Democrat gave his take on the state’s Session on Monday during a press conference with several Hispanic […]

Danny McAuliffeNovember 14, 2017
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There is a bipartisan effort in the Legislature to prevent the sweeping of the state’s affordable housing trust fund, but Gov. Rick Scott‘s newly unveiled proposed budget suggests doing the opposite. Scott released his recommended budget on Tuesday in Jacksonville, suggesting a $91.8 million sweep to Florida’s affordable housing trust. Meanwhile, in Tallahassee, Naples Republican Sen. Kathleen […]

Scott PowersNovember 13, 2017
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7min260
The influx of Puerto Ricans evacuating their devastated homes in Puerto Rico are beginning to test the capacities of Central Florida and in particular Osceola County, and more state coordination is needed, a group of local officials told Gov. Rick Scott Monday. Those officials, including Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez, Osceola County Schools Superintendent Debra Pace, […]


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