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State attorney to release ‘textgate’ findings next week

Aug 21, 2013 Comments Off on State attorney to release ‘textgate’ findings next week Wes Hodge

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton plans to release a pair of legal reports on Orange County‘s “textgate” affair next Wednesday, with a news conference later that day to discuss the findings. …

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Rick Scott to bash Obamacare “Navigators” over ID-theft, tax issues

Aug 21, 2013 Comments Off on Rick Scott to bash Obamacare “Navigators” over ID-theft, tax issues Wes Hodge

Rick Scott made just enough of a name for himself with just the right team in 2009 by fighting Obamacare as a private citizen through his group Conservatives for Patients …

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Alan Williams, Florida Democrat, Sponsors ‘Stand Your Ground’ Repeal

Aug 21, 2013 Comments Off on Alan Williams, Florida Democrat, Sponsors ‘Stand Your Ground’ Repeal Wes Hodge

An outspoken critic of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” has officially filed a bill to repeal the controversial self-defense law. Back in 2005, Florida was the first of 21 states to enact “Stand …

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Dan Webster Gets Fact Checked By His Own Constituents On Obamacare

Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off on Dan Webster Gets Fact Checked By His Own Constituents On Obamacare Wes Hodge

Things got heated for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) during a town hall question-and-answer session in Winter Haven, Florida on Thursday. His constituents called him out over his multiple votes to …

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Senator Soto unhappy with slow rollout of teacher debit cards

Aug 14, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Soto unhappy with slow rollout of teacher debit cards Wes Hodge

Citing his wife’s problems using the card, state Sen. Darren Soto said Wednesday he was unhappy that a new program to give teachers debit cards for buying school supplies was taking so …

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Tourism panel approves $94.5M Orlando soccer, venues deal

Aug 10, 2013 Comments Off on Tourism panel approves $94.5M Orlando soccer, venues deal Wes Hodge

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County MayorTeresa Jacobs raised their arms in victory Friday after winning a key tourism board’s support for a $94.5 million package that includes a new …

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GOP Elected officials abandoned consumers on Obamacare

Aug 10, 2013 Comments Off on GOP Elected officials abandoned consumers on Obamacare Wes Hodge

Strange, but consumers getting ripped off may not be the worst part of what you are about to read. It’s true your health insurance rates could go higher than necessary …

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Grayson announces $2 million for Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Aug 9, 2013 Comments Off on Grayson announces $2 million for Kissimmee Gateway Airport Wes Hodge

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, isn’t shy about his determination to bring more federal funds into his congressional district, which includes numerous low-income pockets of Osceola County, as well as east …

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State Attorney Jeff Ashton to review DOJ investigation in Todashev death

Aug 9, 2013 Comments Off on State Attorney Jeff Ashton to review DOJ investigation in Todashev death Wes Hodge

The top prosecutor in Orlando says he will review the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant during questioning by the FBI and other agents in …

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, Chair Of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings: ‘I Don’t Support Changing One Damn Comma’

Aug 8, 2013 Comments Off on GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, Chair Of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings: ‘I Don’t Support Changing One Damn Comma’ Wes Hodge

Republicans in Florida appeared to make a major concession to protestors last week when House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) ordered hearings on the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. But less thrilling to …

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