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Gov. Rick Scott needs Democrats to pass business tax cut

Feb 14, 2013 Comments Off on Gov. Rick Scott needs Democrats to pass business tax cut Wes Hodge

For the first time in his brief and turbulent political career, Gov. Rick Scott needs a little help from Florida’s Democrats to turn one of his wishes into law. Scott’s …

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Rubio votes against Violence Against Women Act hours before delivering GOP SOTU response

Feb 13, 2013 Comments Off on Rubio votes against Violence Against Women Act hours before delivering GOP SOTU response Wes Hodge

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio voted against the Violence Against Women Act, just hours before delivering the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight. The Senate easily passed …

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Rep. Saunders secures Republican support for LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Feb 9, 2013 Comments Off on Rep. Saunders secures Republican support for LGBT anti-discrimination bill Wes Hodge

Sexual orientation and gender identity or expression would be added to the list of ways in which people couldn’t be discriminated against under a bill filed Thursday in the House …

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Senator Thompson weighs in on drone use by local police

Feb 9, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Thompson weighs in on drone use by local police Wes Hodge

Florida police want lawmakers to make an exception for crowd control in a bill that bans the use of drones for law and code enforcement, but the measure won committee …

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Sen. Darren Soto wants to keep Florida on daylight-saving time all year

Feb 9, 2013 Comments Off on Sen. Darren Soto wants to keep Florida on daylight-saving time all year Wes Hodge

A Florida state legislator doesn’t want to “fall back” in November. Sen. Darren Soto on Friday filed a bill that would mandate that Florida keep its clock in daylight-saving time year-round. The …

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Scott plans $100M campaign vs. Crist

Feb 6, 2013 Comments Off on Scott plans $100M campaign vs. Crist Wes Hodge

Rick Scott is preparing to defend his Florida governorship with the most expensive reelection campaign in state history, drawing up plans for a battleship-sized political operation aimed at overcoming the …

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Senator Bill Nelson named one of Washington’s ‘Top 10 Toughest Politicians’

Feb 3, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Bill Nelson named one of Washington’s ‘Top 10 Toughest Politicians’ Wes Hodge

The Democratic senator from Florida hates the giant Burmese pythons that have come to plague his state, saying they are poised to hurt the Everglades ecosystem and swallow little children …

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