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he asked. At the conclusion of the press conference, the 25 activists walked a few blocks over to the Greyhound station to ask if they would continue to allow ICE agents to look for undocumented immigrants on their buses. A spokesperson for Greyhound told Florida politics that they would issue a statement, ...
"Leave it be until Amendment 3," says a new ad from the group behind a constitutional amendment on voter control of gambling expansion that will be on November's statewide ballot. Voters In Charge, the political committee backing the Voter Control of Gambling Amendment, on Wednesday announced "a ...
A mass shooting Wednesday occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Broward County, when 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed an estimated 17 people. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed 17 people were killed, including both students and adults; two of the ...
Jayer Williamson, a Pace Republican, would allow the state to acquire the toll bridge from the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority by issuing new bonds through the Florida Turnpike, based on more realistic projections of bridge traffic and toll revenue. The state also has the option of doing nothing, although ...
As for the other storyline Florida political aficionados are following closely today - the televised debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and House Speaker Richard Corcoran - Smith hasn't been silent (he tagged Corcoran the Loser of the Week in Florida politics on Sunday) ...

Frustration over the American political process has brought together strange bedfellows: two former Florida congressmen of competing parties. David Jolly, a Republican, and ... In an interview with Florida politics, Jolly and Murphy also discussed their time together in Congress. Jolly said he'd work on bills ...
... cry of a political committee (Florida Committee for Infrastructure Investment) designed to stop the exploration of selling Jacksonville's utility in its tracks. ... With resistance on City Council to exploring a sale of JEA, and Mayor Curry's political adversaries sensing an opportunity to score a victory, what is ...
With time ticking on this year's session, it's not clear if Gov. Rick Scott is going to convince the Florida Legislature to ratify a pair of rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have backup generators. More than halfway through the regular 60-day session, the rules negotiated by the Scott ...
Memo to all Florida coastal residents: You might want to stock up on canned goods, rafts, and life vests. There's a big wind comin' out of Washington and it is aimed right at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - you know it better as NOAA - and this state we all call home. The Miami Herald ...
Nobody likes to get scammed out of thousands of dollars, but that's unfortunately what happens on Florida's waters, according to Rep. Shawn Harrison. That's why he is sponsoring the Salvage of Pleasure Vessels Act, HB 469, which passed its final committee stop in the House yesterday, clearing the ...
The flyers were paid for by the Make America Great Again political action committee in Venice. A second flyer shows a picture of Spath next to Clinton with a heart between them. "Carlos Smith tops Orange County legislative candidates, raising $23K" via Scott Powers of Florida politics - Smith reported that ...
As first reported by The Daily Mail, two Florida anesthesiologists - Dr. John Flanagan and Dr. Matthew Stevenson - saved a woman's life by literally "constructing a makeshift medical ventilator" during a JetBlue flight from Orlando to Jamaica. In addition to the fact that they actually saved someone's, life ...
Jacksonville City Council Vice President Aaron Bowman made it official Monday, launching his bid for the board's presidency. Tradition holds that the vice president moves to the presidency, barring some unusual development, such as what happened in 2017 when Anna Brosche defeated John ...
Pool supply chain Pinch-A-Penny, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Florida Retail Federation all voiced opposition, and a pair of Firehouse Subs franchise owners took to the lectern to speak against the bill. One of the franchisees, Chris Holmes, said the bill could damage the ...
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As for the other storyline Florida political aficionados are following closely today - the televised debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and House Speaker Richard Corcoran - Smith hasn't been silent (he tagged Corcoran the Loser of the Week in Florida politics on Sunday) ...

Memo to all Florida coastal residents: You might want to stock up on canned goods, rafts, and life vests. There's a big wind comin' out of Washington and it is aimed right at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - you know it better as NOAA - and this state we all call home. The Miami Herald ...
Shreyas Amol Jethwani is enrolled in undergraduate political science courses at the University of Florida, but that hasn't stopped him from taking a stab at a state House seat in the 2018 ... "Every 20 years or so in American politics there is a point at which we redefine what it means to be a public servant …
There was something off about the usual hustle and bustle of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday morning; empty corridors and courtyards were replaced with demonstrations of new age technology -- and bright, young students from across the state smiled as they watched passersby marvel at their work.
"email insights: Javi 'Lobby' Fernandez" via Florida politics -A newly formed political committee sent out an email Monday poking at Democrat Fernandez - or "Javi Lobby" - for working as a lobbyist. The People for a Progressive Florida message, titled "I am a lobbyist" is written as if the House District 114 ...
As first reported by The Daily Mail, two Florida anesthesiologists - Dr. John Flanagan and Dr. Matthew Stevenson - saved a woman's life by literally "constructing a makeshift medical ventilator" during a JetBlue flight from Orlando to Jamaica. In addition to the fact that they actually saved someone's, life ...
Seven in 10 voters didn't know enough about him to offer an opinion, compared to 44 percent for governor's race rivals Ron DeSantis and 37 percent for Adam Putnam. Adam C. Smith. Adam is the Times' political editor. He focuses on state and national politics. @AdamSmithTimes · asmith@tampabay.com.
She is now serving her last year in the Florida House. For the SD 31 race, the Lantana Democrat dominated in fundraising, far outpacing both Morrison and her Republican rival, taking more than $366K, with over $100,000 between Dec. 15 and Jan. 25 alone. By the end of December, Berman's political ...
He also started his own business and served as the president of JFD Consulting Group, a political consulting agency. Davis got a bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University, where he was a star safety on the FSU football team in the early 1990s, helping the Seminoles win the 1990 ...
There's a fight brewing in the Capitol over how the state should pay hospitals for providing care to the poor, elderly and disabled. A move by the Florida Senate to redistribute more than $300 million in Medicaid "automatic rate enhancements" and provide $50 million in new funding for hospitals could result ...
Despite questions on the bill's future, Coalition of Franchisee Associations Vice Chair Terry Hutchinson its passage in a statement released Tuesday night, calling the bill "a major step in the right direction for Florida's small businesses." "We applaud Senator Steube for his leadership in sponsoring this good ...
Cindy Huddleston, an attorney specializing in public benefits law for Florida legal services, called the bill "completely unnecessary," partly because the state's welfare rolls are at historic lows. The bill could result in some benefits being cut off for children, she added, and the existing penalties already are ...
Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a "new American moment" of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to undermine the nation's ...
As Florida politics predicted since Corrine Brown's legal fate was still in doubt, former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is making his move. ... the perceived Tallahassee/Jacksonville divide in the district, calling Brown's bid a "race of redemption not just for his own political career, but also for Jacksonville, ...
We know Florida has the third largest population of the 50 states, which means it has the third largest congressional delegation. Its 27 members are split 16 to 11 in favor of Republicans, even though Republicans amount to 35 percent of the electorate. Democrats are 38 percent of the Florida electorate, but ...
House District 72 Democratic candidate Margaret Good has not been shy about being raised outside of Florida. ... "Now we learn, besides Bernie Sanders' progressive volunteers invading Sarasota," he said in an email to Florida politics, "she's getting help from Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley ...
On Monday and Tuesday, a few of them will be holding news conferences introducing their guests, offering their inspiring story, and promoting the political causes they personify. Florida politics surveyed Florida's 27 members of Congress and two senators and got a handful of advance responses on guests ...
That cheap-o plane ticket might be costing travellers more than they realize once add-ons are factored in according to a new report released by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson, the ranking Democrat on the Senate commerce Committee. "While these basic economy fares may seem to the average traveler to be a ...
... come from completely opposite ends of the political spectrum. Democratic state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith told a Constitution Revision panel that the proposal would "eliminate all human rights ordinances" adopted by local governments in Florida that protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination.
The House on Friday dropped its 83-page omnibus gambling bill for 2018, which reads like a love letter to the Seminole tribe of Florida and a poison pen missive to nearly all the other gambling interests in the state. Industry representatives privately admitted the legislation--overseen by Speaker-designate ...
It had looked like the House was planning to continue the practice of providing "enhanced payments" to a few hand-picked hospitals, while the Senate's plan makes that money available to all Florida hospitals. But in the last few days, there has been some movement in the House toward the more balanced ...
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday it's now conducting an "active" Criminal Investigation into former Sen. Jack Latvala's sexual misconduct. The case was referred to FDLE after two separate Senate investigations found probable cause that the once powerful Republican may have ...
insurance agents took to the streets this week sporting stickers stating "Stop AOB Abuse," an issue that's probably not front-and-center for most Floridians but is a hot-button item this session. In a brief morning march from the DoubleTree Hotel to the Capitol, members of the "consumer Protection Coalition" ...
Twice convicted for election mischief, Jeff Garcia tries getting back into South Florida politics. Mitch Perry 14 hours ago January 26, 2018. UPDATED. Jeff Garcia, a once respected South Florida political operative who spent 65 days in jail after being convicted in an absentee-ballot case in 2014, is apparently back in the ...
A Senate panel on Thursday pushed forward a redraft of a bill that would allow people to bring guns to churches with attached schools as long as there are no school-sponsored activities going on. Before changes to the bill were approved, two Republicans in the Judiciary Committee expressed concern ...
Gaffney, as of Friday afternoon, did not respond to Florida politics' inquiries. ... George Spencer pilloried Gaffney with zingers about the overbilling, to the point where a flustered Gaffney exited the room with a line rare even in political debate in Jacksonville: "Father, I ask you to remove Satan from this room.
'Risky money': Gambling dollars unlikely to repeat, forecasters say" via Jim Rosica of Florida politics - State government can't count on continued money .... "How a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could diminish Miami's political clout" via Alex Daugherty of the Miami Herald - Undercounting the ...
"Jerusalem bill sparks Palestine-Israel conflict, assertion of terrorist threat" via Scott Powers of Florida politics - Heat of the Israel-Palestinian conflict .... campaign for CFO announced that Davis, formerly the finance director for the CFO's political committee, Treasure Florida, will serve as the manager of the ...
A national organization aimed at supporting progressive, millennial Democrats featured Florida House District 47 candidate Anna Eskamani among four ... candidates, for support from its allied networks of other progressive-politics organizations, political donors, and political professionals and volunteers.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has extended by another 60 days his executive order that has Florida and all 67 counties providing services and cutting red tape to help evacuating Puerto Ricans settle into the Sunshine State because of Hurricane Maria. On Thursday Scott signed Executive Order 18-17, a second ...
Beth Goldberg most recently has been Assistant Director for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), capping a regulatory career spanning three decades. Now, she's taking that expertise to Florida's GrayRobinson law firm as the newest member of its Nationwide Alcohol Industry ...
There's now "a path forward to help the DREAMers," Bill Nelson declared after joining a majority of his Democratic colleagues Monday in advancing a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8. "This is a win for bipartisanship and common-sense," Florida's Democratic senator said after voting. "I have been ...
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Last week, incumbent Belleair Mayor Gary Katica spoke with Florida politics about his opponent in the upcoming election, 49-year-old Spencer Connerat. The 84-year-old Katica, first elected in 2007 and ran unopposed in the last three elections, called out Connerat for his inexperience when it comes to ...


 

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