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Obituary: Community activist Elias “Rico” Piccard dead at 67. – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 28, 2013 Comments Off on Obituary: Community activist Elias “Rico” Piccard dead at 67. – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Arriba los de abajo! Lift up the downtrodden! The cry for equal justice was one Elias “Rico” Piccard roared in the halls of government, in the bloody rice fields of Vietnam, …

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Orange County Republicans skip Obamacare delegation meeting – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 27, 2013 Comments Off on Orange County Republicans skip Obamacare delegation meeting – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Orange County Democrats are miffed their GOP brethren in the county’s legislative delegation opted to skip a meeting Monday night where President Obama‘s health-care law was slated to be discussed. The meeting happened …

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State orders restrictions on voters returning absentee ballots

Nov 26, 2013 Comments Off on State orders restrictions on voters returning absentee ballots Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott’s chief elections official issued an order Monday that imposes new restrictions on how and where voters can return completed absentee ballots in future elections. (See the directive …

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Charlie Crist up 7-points on Rick Scott, but numbers contain mixed news for each

Nov 24, 2013 Comments Off on Charlie Crist up 7-points on Rick Scott, but numbers contain mixed news for each Wes Hodge

With “seventeen eternities” between now and election day, Democrat Charlie Crist holds a 7- point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday. Buried …

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Poll: 82 percent favor medical marijuana, plurality support pot legalization – Florida – MiamiHerald.com

Nov 21, 2013 Comments Off on Poll: 82 percent favor medical marijuana, plurality support pot legalization – Florida – MiamiHerald.com Wes Hodge

If a medical marijuana initiative makes Florida’s ballot next year, it could pass with an astonishing 82 percent of the vote, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday …

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WATCH: Rick Scott Booed By A Crowd Of Angry Orlando Soccer Fans

Nov 21, 2013 Comments Off on WATCH: Rick Scott Booed By A Crowd Of Angry Orlando Soccer Fans Wes Hodge

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was seriously booed by a crowd of soccer fans at a Tuesday event celebrating Florida’s new Major League Soccer franchise. In a video posted to …

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Senator Soto wants tougher texting and driving law – FOX 35 News Orlando

Nov 20, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Soto wants tougher texting and driving law – FOX 35 News Orlando Wes Hodge

Texting and driving are a dangerous combination.  State Senator Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, wants to establish a specific law to punish someone who seriously hurts or kills someone while texting and …

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Jacobs’ re-election team lands big new business donors – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off on Jacobs’ re-election team lands big new business donors – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Attorney Rulon Munns says he’s left the local political sidelines and signed on to help lead the last big fundraising event of the year for Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. …

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Sick-leave fight cranks up again – Orlando Sentinel

Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off on Sick-leave fight cranks up again – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

The year-long fight over imposing earned-sick leave requirements on businesses in Orange County is cranking back up. The Florida Legislature passed a sick-leave bill last spring which blocks local governments from enacting …

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VIDEO: Nelson talks to CNN about President’s health care fix – YouTube

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on VIDEO: Nelson talks to CNN about President’s health care fix – YouTube Wes Hodge

Nelson talks to CNN about President’s health care fix – YouTube. Please follow and like us:

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