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Rubio to anti-gay group: Nation’s morality at risk » Naples Daily News

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on Rubio to anti-gay group: Nation’s morality at risk » Naples Daily News Wes Hodge

 Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group Saturday night that moral issues need to be part of government debate and that the United States needs to do more to protect religious …

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Sorry, Obamacare haters: 300k FL Blue customers no longer ‘losing’ insurance policies for 2014 | Naked Politics

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on Sorry, Obamacare haters: 300k FL Blue customers no longer ‘losing’ insurance policies for 2014 | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Obamacare haters should have taken an insurance policy out on their criticisms. They’d be rich now that the president has helped stop the public-relations damage that stemmed from millions of …

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White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama on Thursday asked health insurance companies to allow individuals whose current plans have been canceled due to the Affordable Care Act to renew them for a year. …

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Expressway culls list of potential executive directors to 6 – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on Expressway culls list of potential executive directors to 6 – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

State Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, was named Wednesday one of six finalists to become the next chief executive of Orlando’s toll-road building agency. A four-member committee picked Precourt – long …

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Task force avoids a call to overhaul Tax Collector Randolph’s office – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off on Task force avoids a call to overhaul Tax Collector Randolph’s office – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A task force that studied whether the Orange County Tax Collector should remain an elected post ended up taking no stance in its final report Thursday. Instead, the panel laid …

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Poll gives Crist 10 point lead over Scott – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off on Poll gives Crist 10 point lead over Scott – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

One year out from the 2014 state election, Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist holds a 10-point lead over current Republcian Gov. Rick Scott in a head-to-head matchup according to a new poll by Gravis …

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Alan Grayson honors Hispanic leaders in Congressional Record – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 13, 2013 Comments Off on Alan Grayson honors Hispanic leaders in Congressional Record – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Forty  Hispanic community leaders, including several from Central Florida, had honorary remarks entered into the Congressional Record by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and will be further honored at a reception with the …

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TALLAHASSEE: Lawmakers defeat bill to repeal Stand Your Ground; expand immunity in warning shot cases – Florida – MiamiHerald.com

Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off on TALLAHASSEE: Lawmakers defeat bill to repeal Stand Your Ground; expand immunity in warning shot cases – Florida – MiamiHerald.com Wes Hodge

A panel of state lawmakers on Thursday soundly rejected a proposal to repeal the Stand Your Ground self-defense law, but enthusiastically approved a pitch to expand Stand Your Ground immunity …

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Democratic Women Push For Pregnancy Protection Bill | WFSU

Nov 7, 2013 Comments Off on Democratic Women Push For Pregnancy Protection Bill | WFSU Wes Hodge

A group of female lawmakers is filing bills in the Florida Legislature strengthening legal protections for pregnant women. Stephanie Mulherin was working at a Tallahassee restaurant when found out she …

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TALLAHASSEE: GOP lawmakers falling behind on fundraising – Political Currents – MiamiHerald.com

Nov 6, 2013 Comments Off on TALLAHASSEE: GOP lawmakers falling behind on fundraising – Political Currents – MiamiHerald.com Wes Hodge

Mingling money, politics and legislation is nothing new in Tallahassee, but an email leaked last week provides a glimpse at just how much pressure Republican lawmakers are under to maintain …

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