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Realtors back Cerrud against Thompson in Orange race – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 18, 2014 Comments Off on Realtors back Cerrud against Thompson in Orange race – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Challenger Euri Cerrud landed an endorsement from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association in his race against Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. “He is an attorney and does a lot of real estate law,” said Frankie …

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Gay marriage ban faces several challenges in Florida – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 15, 2014 Comments Off on Gay marriage ban faces several challenges in Florida – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Three judges in separate cases across Florida could rule any day on whether to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage. Each case deals with different set of couples who want …

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Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 15, 2014 Comments Off on Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE — It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats’ annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That’s because her name is …

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Legislative leaders agree to redraw challenged congressional districts | Tampa Bay Times

Jul 15, 2014 Comments Off on Legislative leaders agree to redraw challenged congressional districts | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislative leaders have ended their silence on the rejected congressional map and announced Tuesday they will not appeal the circuit court ruling but agree to redraw the …

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Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Jul 11, 2014 Comments Off on Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules Wes Hodge

The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday. The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, …

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Democratic legislators criticize governor – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 9, 2014 Comments Off on Democratic legislators criticize governor – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A day after Republican Gov. Rick Scott visited Orlando, two Democratic Florida legislators criticized his policies on education and mass transit. Florida Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, spoke out against Scott’s education policies. State …

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Gay marriage should be legal in Florida: Editorial – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 6, 2014 Comments Off on Gay marriage should be legal in Florida: Editorial – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Almost six years ago, after Florida voters amended the state’s constitution to rule out same-sex marriage, a speaker at an Orlando protest told the crowd, “Time is on our side, …

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Newly elected Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill lays out plan for district. – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 2, 2014 Comments Off on Newly elected Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill lays out plan for district. – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Newly elected Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill released her “First 100 Days District Action Plan” on Tuesday, a road map that calls for her west Orlando constituents to take the reins …

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White House to Rick Scott: Medicaid expansion would create 63k jobs | Tampa Bay Times

Jul 2, 2014 Comments Off on White House to Rick Scott: Medicaid expansion would create 63k jobs | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

The White House has a Medicaid expansion argument for Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Republicans: It creates jobs. A state-by-state report to be released Wednesday (an advance copy was provided …

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Obama Announces Plans For Executive Action On Immigration

Jul 1, 2014 Comments Off on Obama Announces Plans For Executive Action On Immigration Wes Hodge

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Monday he’s done waiting for the House of Representatives to pass an immigration bill, and plans to take executive action to change deportation policies. …

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