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Gov. Rick Scott omits much of his own email from transparency project

Jul 31, 2012 Comments Off on Gov. Rick Scott omits much of his own email from transparency project Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott said he was championing transparency in May when he gave the public access to his emails by posting them online for anyone to see. But what he failed to …

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Dems file fed lawsuit to stop shortened early-voting days in Florida

Jul 30, 2012 Comments Off on Dems file fed lawsuit to stop shortened early-voting days in Florida Wes Hodge

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown announced this morning she is leading a federal civil rights lawsuit to block changes to Florida’s early voting laws. “Early voting has worked extremely well for …

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Dems file fed lawsuit to stop shortened early-voting days in Florida

Jul 28, 2012 Comments Off on Dems file fed lawsuit to stop shortened early-voting days in Florida Wes Hodge

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown announced this morning she is leading a federal civil rights lawsuit to block changes to Florida’s early voting laws. “Early voting has worked extremely well for …

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Florida approaching 1 million concealed weapons permits

Jul 27, 2012 Comments Off on Florida approaching 1 million concealed weapons permits Wes Hodge

It looks as though Florida will soon become the first state in the nation with more than one million concealed weapons permits. The shooting spree in Colorado has prompted calls …

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Jennifer Carroll Apologizes to Equality Florida: Lt. Governor Says Sorry For Lesbian Comments

Jul 27, 2012 Comments Off on Jennifer Carroll Apologizes to Equality Florida: Lt. Governor Says Sorry For Lesbian Comments Wes Hodge

Lt. Governor Carroll APOLOGIZES to Equality Florida for “wrong and inexcusable remarks”. Check out story and personal letter to Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida below. Click here for …

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Rick Scott and Scott Randolph pen competing essays on Medicaid expansion

Jul 24, 2012 Comments Off on Rick Scott and Scott Randolph pen competing essays on Medicaid expansion Wes Hodge

MUST READ COMPETING OP-EDS: Representative Scott Randolph and Governor Rick Scott offer competing arguments for the implementation of Medicaid in Florida under the Affordable Care Act. Arguments which recently earned …

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Lynx bus driver on road to Tallahassee as lawmaker

Jul 24, 2012 Comments Off on Lynx bus driver on road to Tallahassee as lawmaker Wes Hodge

The sun wasn’t even close to rising when Victor Torres pulled his Lynx bus onto the road, starting a route on which he would pick up at least 70 people …

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Abstaining from votes dogs Orange Commissioner Edwards again

Jul 23, 2012 Comments Off on Abstaining from votes dogs Orange Commissioner Edwards again Wes Hodge

Thirty-eight times in the past 18 months, Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards has abstained from voting on public business because, if he had, it could be perceived as benefiting his financial interests. …

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Two first-time Democratic candidates vie for new HD 45

Jul 20, 2012 Comments Off on Two first-time Democratic candidates vie for new HD 45 Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE – Democratic voters in the newly drawn House District 45 will decide between a former legislative aide to termed-out Orlando Sen. Gary Siplin and a former political consultant to the controversial lawmaker when …

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Federal judge reject states’ challenge to ‘Obamacare’ contraceptive coverage

Jul 18, 2012 Comments Off on Federal judge reject states’ challenge to ‘Obamacare’ contraceptive coverage Wes Hodge

Even with the Supreme Court ruling last month to uphold the most controversial components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many other legal challenges are still pending. A …

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