State Lawmaker Files Bill Prohibiting Drop-Off Sites for Absentee Ballots

March 10, 2014

State lawmakers could be considering new restrictions for how people can return completed absentee ballots soon.

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Published in Blog, Government, Politics

Florida Lawmakers Get to Work On Gun-Friendly Legislation

Florida Lawmakers Get to Work On Gun-Friendly Legislation

March 6, 2014

The Florida Legislature has set its sights on a slew of bills being pushed by gun advocates during this legislative session, which began this week.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Groups Urge Florida Senators To Confirm President Obama’s Federal Judge Nominees

Groups Urge Florida Senators To Confirm President Obama’s Federal Judge Nominees

March 5, 2014

Progress Florida, along with other left-leaning political groups, sent a letter to both Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson of Florida asking them to quickly confirm four judges nominated to federal benches in Florida by President Obama.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Universities Cutting Back On Full-Time Staff, Report Says

Universities Cutting Back On Full-Time Staff, Report Says

March 4, 2014

Among the state’s 12 four-year public universities, nine have seen cuts to full-time positions. Four of those schools increased part-time faculty, while five of them increased full-time management staff.

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Investigation Found Enterprise Florida Spent Half A Million Dollars On Lavish Restaurants, Hotels

Investigation Found Enterprise Florida Spent Half A Million Dollars On Lavish Restaurants, Hotels

March 3, 2014

The state’s economic development agency is under fire, again. This time, a recent report highlighted lavish spending by its staff, which prompted a watchdog group to ask the governor to launch an investigation.

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Published in Blog, Business, Economy, Government, Open Records, Politics

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida

February 27, 2014

Just a few days shy of the beginning of this year’s legislation session, there are signs that in-state tuition for undocumented students might pass.

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Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Politics

Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

February 24, 2014

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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Published in Blog, Economy, Education, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics, Transportation

Dunn Case Puts Stand Your Ground On Trial, Again

Dunn Case Puts Stand Your Ground On Trial, Again

February 21, 2014

Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law is under fire again. The recent mistrial in the Michael Dunn case is to blame this time.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

February 19, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott is now in the crosshairs of a political action committee pushing for action on climate change.

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Published in Blog, Environment, Government, Politics

Rick Scott Now Holds Record For Most State Executions In First Term

Rick Scott Now Holds Record For Most State Executions In First Term

February 17, 2014

During Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, there have been more state executions in his first term than in any other modern day Florida governor’s first term.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

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