Category: Issues

Women’s anger will not subside

Editors note: Submitted by Teresa Jenkins Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee The President of the United States is taking time out of what should be a demanding schedule to slam and mock women who have accused one man—Judge Brett Kavanaugh—of sexual misconduct and assault. The president and Republican legislators have demeaned and ignored women’s account of …

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Constitutional Amendments – Proposed 2018

2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments On your 2018 General Election ballot, you’ll be faced with 13 – yes, 13 proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution. That’s because in addition to the Florida Legislature and private citizens, a 37-member Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) can also establish ballot measures. The CRC meets every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution …

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Downtown Height Limits in Punta Gorda to be Revisited

The Jun 6th Punta Gorda City Council meeting will feature reconsideration of a March 7th directive related to City Center increased building heights .  At the March 7 City Council meeting, the Council directed staff to develop draft code changes that give the ability for property owners in the City Center zoning district to achieve building heights of …

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Marijuana legalization could be key issue for Florida Democrats

Three of the state’s top Democratic candidates for governor support legalization of recreational marijuana, and the fourth backs decriminalizing pot for personal use, showing near-consensus on an issue political rainmaker John Morgan said could determine the outcome of the August primary. (Read more in

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