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That speaks loudly to the commission's failure, thus far, to do its work: Many of the surviving proposals are obviously unworthy of being carved into the bedrock of Florida's government, and should have been weeded out much earlier in the process. If Floridians really want a Department of Veterans Affairs ...
Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have been named in the lawsuit, as well as four other state officials. This year, Scott has managed to get sued by plaintiffs on both sides of the gun debate. Last month, the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit of its own against the state government of ...

As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog for more than one third of a century, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Over the past three decades, Florida TaxWatch has become one of the ...
“What we're asking for is greater cooperation between the Puerto Rican government, the Florida government, FEMA, the federal government — everyone — to serve this population,” said the Rev. Jose Rodriguez of Iglesia Jesus de Nazaret in Orlando, who spoke on behalf of the organization Vamos 4 PR.
A live audience of 600 will be joined by an expected massive television audience around the state in scrutinizing the leading candidates for their parties' nominations to direct Florida government for the next four years. With Governor Rick Scott term-limited out of office and expected to run for the U.S. ...
Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida's government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida's budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more ...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Dozens of proposals that could affect how Florida's government works are up for discussion at the state Capitol at the once-every-two-decades Constitution Revision Commission. Everything from how elections are run to whether greyhound racing should continue are on the ...
... sexual harassment claims crashed against the shores of American business, political and entertainment institutions, giving rise to the national #MeToo movement, a junior member of the Florida House of Representatives crafted a bill to eliminate such boorish behavior from Florida's government agencies ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address or protect one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or right to due process of law? Is there any reason why the proposal cannot be enacted by the ...
But in his six years in the Florida House and 10 in the Senate, he became more noted for pushing for Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, which finally was passed in 1967 after a decade of persistent effort by Mr. Cross.” Cross, a Democrat from Alachua County, introduced a sunshine bill in 1959, ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address or protect one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or right to due process of law? Is there any reason why the proposal cannot be enacted by the ...
Jason P Ross/Dreamstime.comThe Florida state government has nabbed its first bitcoin bandit. Yesterday Matthew McDermont, IT manager for the Florida Department of Citrus, was booked into the Polk County, Florida, jail on charges of grand theft and official misconduct. More specifically, he used ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion or right to due process of law? Is there any reason the proposal cannot be enacted by the Legislature? Constitution
In August 2017, Rudacille wrote a letter to Rachel Fugate, a lawyer representing The Islander newspaper, claiming the center is exempt from Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. In that letter, Rudacille claimed the city of Holmes Beach and Manatee County both made more substantial annual ... Constitution
During this Sunshine Week, when newspapers across Florida and around the country are spotlighting the importance of open government, it's worth pointing out that UCF's process was an open one, as Florida's government-in-the-sunshine law requires. For years, some state legislators have been trying to ... Constitution
Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida's government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida's budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more ... Constitution
Second, the National Rifle Association has already sued the Florida government to stop what it considers an “unconstitutional” law. What does this tell us? Well, for starters, Scott can only make a good decision if he pairs it with a bad one. Also, if this wasn't obvious before, the NRA doesn't care about your ... Constitution

Citizens in Florida have a right to be involved in their government like no others in the nation. Florida's culture of openness dates to the early 1900s. It has been expanded through law, constitutional amendments and culture through the years. So when the Times-Union Editorial Board blasted previous City ... Constitution
State Rep. Chris Latvala (R-Clearwater) agreed with Jacobs that partisan politics had no bearing on the bill. "There are votes worth not being here next year, and this is one of them," he said. State Rep. George Moraitis (R-Fort Lauderdale) said bipartisan support would show the world Florida's ... gun school
“We run the government of Florida,” Ballard added. “If a bill passes that is meaningful about school protection and other things, I think it could be a positive.” The Legislature is looking to spend at least $400 million on school security and mental health efforts, along with increasing the age for buying a gun to ... gun school
The Florida House is preparing subpoenas demanding information from five South Florida government agencies about the confessed killer of 17 people at a Parkland high school in an investigation that will run separate from a review ordered by Gov. Rick Scott. The House investigation comes amid ... gun school
There is no example more prescient of their success than the recent reaction to the student protests by the Florida government. Florida has been one of the most permissive gun states in the nation. Florida is a “stand your ground” state, meaning if one has a “feeling” that your life is being threatened, the ... gun school
As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog for more than one third of a century, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Over the past three decades, Florida TaxWatch has become one of the most ... gun school
Washington (CNN) Marjory Stoneman Douglas students are wearing bright-orange price tags at the March for Our Lives rally. Each says: $1.05. They're meant to be a jab at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the National Rifle Association. Stoneman Douglas freshman Lauren Hogg put it this way as she ... gun school
Ramon Tonito Zayas/El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico/NewscomFlorida government Rick Scott signs bill raising the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, banning the sale of bump stocks, and funding more school resource officers in response to the Parkland shooting. VP Mike Pence says the Trump-Kim ... gun school
The NRA has filed a lawsuit against the government of Florida over a new gun law./. (Published Friday, March 9, 2018). The National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed, saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18 to ... gun school
"A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.". gun school
The NRA has powerful allies, from the White House to the state government of Florida. But individuals like Runcie see the carnage wrought in American communities as a result of the NRA's stance on guns and, unlike Scott and Bondi, stand instead with the children who demand justice for their fallen ... gun school
But Scott and Republicans, who control Florida government, promoted the need for improved mental health funding and school safety. Nikolas Cruz, 19, charged with murdering 17 people at the Broward high school, was expelled from it last year for fighting. But he legally bought the AR-15-style rifle used in ... gun school
Haag will meet and assist constituents with various Florida governmental issues. If you are having problems or need assistance with an agency of the Florida government, stop by the Activity Center on Friday. In addition, Haag will be providing information for those seeking a new career or those who need ... gun school
According to the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA), a private contractor performing a directional drill struck a 12-inch water main on Homestead Road and Manhattan Street. Approximately 300 customers have been affected along Homestead Road, S. of Milwaukee Boulevard, Parkdale ... gun school
It includes training, advertising and English classes through Puerto Rico's Ana G. Mendez University System. More than 350,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida after the storm destroyed the island's electrical grid. Florida government's tally includes those who have already returned, traveled back and ... gun school
However, Florida's Government in the Sunshine laws may be a barrier for “successful superintendents who may not want their names out there,” Blaesing said. Information about the possible cost of a contract with Hazard Young, contained in its Request for Proposals response, was not provided by the ... gun school
Attention all Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans who identified too closely with Don Jon—watching pornography may be a health risk. That news comes to us courtesy of the Florida legislature, which decided this week to put forth a resolution regarding the health risks of adult entertainment. gun school
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) - The federal government shutdown will partially close Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park and other federally managed natural areas in Florida. The Naples Daily News reports that the western gateway to the Everglades was closed on Saturday due to ... gun school
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a stunning admission in exempting Florida from the Trump administration's proposed offshore oil drilling plan. His decision implicitly acknowledges that offshore oil drilling harms the coastal economy and tourism. He exempted Florida because, he said, its coasts “are ... gun school
“There were at least 15 or 20 different laws passed by the state of Florida, all of which were designed to eliminate the black voter, and the felon vote issue proved to be one of the most effective of all,” said University of South Florida government professor emeritus Darryl Paulson. It's not that only Black felons ... gun school
It has long been mentioned that UCF and USF have extremely talented programs. Both programs young, but so mature with all the accolades they bring in. In the recent Big 12 claim to expansion, these two were right in the thick of it, before the conference decided to make a farce of themselves, and not ... gun school
HB 9 would compel all Florida government employees — including elected officials, police officers,and even public college and university staff — to serve as unpaid agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by requiring them to provide maximum support for the enforcement of federal ... gun school
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory as of Tuesday at noon, to Lehigh Acres Utility System customers due to a 10-inch water main break at 5624 8th Street. Approximately 400 customers have been affected from Leonard Boulevard East to and ... gun school
Mahoney comes from the Houston Chronicle and Koh was a local government reporter for The Miami Herald. They join co-bureau chiefs Steve Bousquet and Mary Ellen Klas. The Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald joined forces in 2008 in a journalism partnership covering Florida government and state ... gun school
Hollywood Fire Rescue teams responded to the nursing home four times in the following three days before all residents were evacuated after a fifth emergency call, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The Dec. 5 deposition was taken by an attorney hired by the nursing home fighting against the Florida government's ... gun school
When Scott leaped from private business into the governor's office in January 2011, he had little experience with Florida's government-in-the-sunshine laws — and it showed. Scott drew flak for actions taken even before he assumed office, when emails regarding his transition, and records stored on the ... gun school
Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said. PHOTO: EPA-EFE. [FLORIDA] Record-shattering arctic cold reached ... gun school
“This month, Republicans began their 20th session in complete control of Florida's government. Year after year, they have attacked our public schools, polluted our environment and made it more difficult for Floridians to get healthcare coverage. Voters are sick and tired of it and they're hungry for a change ... gun school
BOARD RACES: Even as Florida's government leaders discuss the need for school board term limits, Tampa Bay area board races are heating up. Veteran Hillsborough board member April Griffin announces she will not seek another term, leaving room for one of six announced hopefuls to ascend to the ... gun school
This program will explain Florida government at the state, county and city levels, and the backgrounds, responsibilities and terms of office of the elected officials who represent you. Whether you are a new or a long-time resident, understanding Florida's government will help you be a more informed voter. gun school
"It was a very difficult task for Baker," said emeritus University of South Florida government professor Darryl Paulson. "The more he tried to ... gun school
The “sometimes annual” Capitol Press Corps Skits are a good-natured spoof of Florida government and politics, staged in the first half of each ... gun school
“The Team of POLITICO Florida is fearless in reporting Florida's government,” Sarkissian told Florida Politics. “They exemplify the dogged ... gun school


 

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