Tag: statehood

Scott PowersAugust 20, 2018
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9min11
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam were the top choices at Orlando’s Political Salsa hobnob for races for Senate and Florida Governor. With more than 400 votes, Nelson topped Republican Gov. Rick Scott 52 percent to 43 percent with Rocky De La Fuente taking the rest during the Hispanic-oriented but […]

Scott PowersSeptember 15, 2017
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4min6
State Rep. Bob Cortes has introduced a measure that would urge Congress to take steps to expand citizenship rights for people of Puerto Rico and improve the commonwealth’s opportunity for statehood, without actually dealing directly with the statehood issue. House Memorial 147 calls on Congress to address inequalities Puerto Rico and its residents face that […]

Scott PowersJune 26, 2017
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5min16
Democratic U.S. Sen. Stephanie Murphy said Monday she intends to introduce legislation that would rework how the federal government provides funding for English as a second language programs, in order to account for incoming Spanish-speaking students from Puerto Rico. Appearing at a Puerto Rico forum in Orlando Monday morning, Murphy, of Winter Park, said the […]


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