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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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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)

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Lame Duck Congressman Rooney blasts Trump’s Spy “Conspiracy”

Local US Rep. Tom Rooney, a top Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee, is ripping President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that the FBI inserted a spy inside his campaign. “What is the point of saying that there was a spy in the campaign when there was none?” Rooney said… (Read more in Politico.com)

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On Rainy Memorial Day Weekend, Students remember shooting victims

PUNTA GORDA, Saturday – On the banks of the Peace River, a handful of demonstrators, including four standing before body bags, marked the latest fatal school shootings. The memorial was held in Gilchrist Park, where two months earlier some 1,100 demonstrators gathered to protest the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in…

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