Politics in the Park

Come to Harbor Heights Park for Politics in the Park! Hear our local and statewide candidates speak to our community.  Featuring local food vendors, family-friendly fun, and live music. Meet state and local candidates to learn about their plans for a better Florida! Politics in the Park Saturday, July 21st – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm….

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Florida Democrats Launch Petition Calling On Rick Scott To Acknowledge the Harmful Impact of Climate Change

Miami Herald: Florida has more to lose with sea rise than anywhere else in the U.S Petition here Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Times reported on how Rick Scott has financial interests in various companies that would benefit from his inaction on climate change. This is the latest in a string of reporting that has dove into Rick Scott’s various…

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House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Medicaid to balance budget

House Republicans released a proposal Tuesday that would balance the budget in nine years — but only by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare, that President Trump vowed not to touch. The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint this week, but that may be as far as it goes this…

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Poll: Republicans support separating immigrant children; no other group does

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Republican voters strongly back the immigrant children separation issue, while every other political persuasion and demographic group in the survey oppose it. The poll, released Monday afternoon, states that Republican voters, by 55-35 percent, support the policy of President Donald Trump of prosecuting parents immediately even if it means separating them from…

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UPDATE: Nelson, Wasserman Schultz shut out of facility holding immigrant kids

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry Tuesday into a federal facility in Homestead housing immigrant children. The Florida Democrats wanted to see conditions inside the shelter and determine the status of what is reported to be about 1,000 youths there. Nelson said the company operating the facility granted a tour…

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Boca Grande couple plans Old Florida development at Fishery site

LACIDA — A Boca Grande couple has unveiled development plans for the 18-acre waterfront Placida Historic Fishing Village… They plan to build an Old Florida style development with a 150-room boutique hotel and a 55-and-older gated enclave offering hotel-like concierge services to residents in independent living. (Read more in HeraldTribune.com)

After Roller Coaster Crash, Volusia County Democrats Call for Accountability from Adam Putnam

At a presser in front of the Sand Blaster roller coaster, Volusia County Democrats called for Adam Putnam and the Department of Agriculture to be held accountable for signing off on the roller coaster just hours before it crashed: Susanne Raines, President, Democratic Club of Northern Volusia County: “I’m frustrated with the lack of competence and…

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Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelson’s record on Social Security, Medicare

The New Republican PAC cited a few votes Nelson took while in the U.S. Senate, but experts questioned whether the measures really lived up to the consequences the ad described. All in all, these were not votes geared toward making substantive, structural changes to the Social Security and Medicare programs. (Read more in PolitiFact.com)

/ In News / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelson’s record on Social Security, Medicare

Florida Democrats go after Adam Putnam in digital ad highlighting background check failure

The party announced the release of a digital ad Thursday that highlights the recent stories about the Agriculture Commissioner’s office’s failure to review the results of more than a year’s worth of a federal concealed carry background checks.

County commission candidate pushes for transparency

Joan Fischer has taken it upon herself to be a voice for transparency in the race for the District 4 seat on the Charlotte County Commission, currently held by Stephen R. Deutsch. “The reason I’m running is because I feel the people are not being told anything that happens until after it happens” (Read on Charlotte Sun)

Democrats reach out to rural voters in some of Florida’s strongest Republican counties

The goal of the tour is to reach out to voters and support candidates in communities that have not had Democratic representation for years, in some cases decades. Beginning Tuesday night with a stop in LaBelle —a city of 4,700 in Hendry County —the party has planned visits to Putnam, Bay, Okaloosa, Walton County, Washington, Franklin, Jackson, Wakulla…

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