Tag: state attorneys

Scott PowersJuly 25, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine sent a letter Wednesday to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi essentially asking her to decriminalize marijuana for the time by instructing state attorneys to not prosecute small-amount possession cases until at least after the elections. Levine, who joined his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Chris King and Andrew Gillum in June in […]

Scott PowersJune 19, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham is going after state public records on what Gov. Rick Scott‘s office might have known about the immigrant child detention facility in Homestead and “any other facilities in the state.” Her public records request submitted Tuesday declares that such detention facilities have created “a moral crisis.” Graham is demanding to […]

Scott PowersApril 18, 2017

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Lawmakers looking to cut budget and staffing levels of Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala note that she has so many unfilled staff positions that the cuts should not affect performance, yet a statewide look shows her operation is pretty typical of state attorneys offices. Almost all of Florida’s state attorneys – as well as Florida’s public defenders, […]

Les NeuhausMarch 16, 2017
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Florida lawmakers advanced two key pieces of legislation through the House Thursday, including one to lengthen the period before elected officials could begin lobbying after their time in office. The other bill would make state attorneys and public defenders in each judicial district eligible for impeachment under the governor’s power. In an overwhelming vote, the […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 13, 2017
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State Sen. Greg Steube wants to add prosecutors and public defenders to the list of officials that the House of Representatives can impeach. The Sarasota Republican’s measure (SJR 904), filed Monday, would require a constitutional amendment that has to be passed by 60 percent of voters statewide. The state constitution now authorizes the House to impeach the […]


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