Month: April 2019

Felons’ rights cause divides in closing days

With days left before the legislative session ends Friday, the Senate sponsor of a proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment on felons’ voting rights said he worked all weekend to reach what he called a compromise with his House counterpart. But Senate Democrats are still opposed to the measure, which they believe creates …

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Ban Assault Weapons NOW

This weekend there was another senseless attack, this time at a synagogue in California, with the weapon of terrorist choice, the AR-15. There is NO reason why this weapon is available for any purpose other than mass attacks. But our Florida legislature is controlled by special interests who will do everything in their power to …

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Do these rural areas need new toll roads? Maybe, if you’re a billionaire landowner

  Peterffy, who gave $310,000 to DeSantis’ campaign last year, is hardly the only person who could profit off a bill that would expand two toll roads and build one new one through rural parts of Florida. Road builders, home builders, engineers and other interests are poised to reap billions by what would be Florida’s …

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Voter registration drive launched by Charlotte Dems and Indivisible Action SWFLA

Voter registration is a key strategy that gets a lot of attention during election years. But not so much attention in off-years. This year is different. “Charlotte Democratic Party and Indivisible Action SWFLA are partnering to train volunteers to register voters,” says Nancy Razvoza, Presidentof the Charlotte Democratic Club. “The goal is for trained volunteers …

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Roger Stone gets Judge’s permission to visit Sarasota, Naples

A judge has given former Trump confidant Roger Stone permission to travel to Naples and Sarasota in May for “business opportunities.” U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson granted permission for Stone to make both trips as he awaits trial on charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. (Read more on

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Rick Scott uses Senate seat to push legislation benefiting his investments in natural gas pipeline companies

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is co-sponsoring a bill to expedite the exportation of liquid natural gas (LNG), an outcome that would benefit companies in his multi-million dollar personal investment portfolio. Scott (R-FL) and his wife own hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stock in two companies that supply, or are seeking to supply, piped …

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Business voices slam so-called ‘Sanctuary Cities’ ban

A sizable group of prominent Florida business owners joined the chorus of opposition for a so-called “Sanctuary Cities” ban. The letter (available here) was released today by and signed by 44 business and community leaders and says Florida needs immigrants in its workforce. (Read more in

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