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Rubio wants you to pay more payroll taxes

November 29, 2011

St. Pete Times Buzz reports U.S. Senator Marco Rubio opposes an extension of the payroll tax cut. Last year, the Republicans demanded Pres. Obama extend the tax breaks for the rich. Apparently everyday working Americans don’t…

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Plight of Homeless Children in Florida

November 28, 2011

Scott Pelley continues his “60 Minutes” report that looks at the plight of homeless children in Florida. Then, Jeff Glor talks to Beth Davalos, a child welfare advocate who runs Families in Transition – a program…

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Gaetz committee delivers redistricting plan

November 28, 2011

Press release: Drawing on 157 redistricting maps submitted by citizens and on testimony by more than 1,600 people across the state, the Florida Senate today published proposed redistricting plans for congressional and senate districts. The plans,…

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Aronberg comeback?

November 25, 2011

Former state Sen. Dave Aronberg says he’s still doing some “due diligence” before deciding whether to challenge Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe in a 2012 Democratic primary. Read more.…

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Haridopolos lied

November 24, 2011

Miami Herald: Senate President Mike Haridopolos admitted he didn’t tell the truth last year when he denied knowledge of a secret settlement with ex-GOP Chairman Jim Greer. Read more.…

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Supercommittee Super Failure?

November 21, 2011

Bipartisanship continues to gridlock Congress. The Supercommittee that was to propose cuts and savings to the federal budget will not meet its deadline, and the finger-pointing has already begun. Manchin: Supercommitte must step aside after failure…

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Personhood amendment has some support in Florida

November 20, 2011

The defeat of a similar state constitutional amendment in Mississippi has deflated the Personhood advocates in Florida. They have their own website, The group needs 676,811 valid petitions for ballot access. According to recent story…