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Bill Nelson

Education

Nelson tackles student loan debt

July 14, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) visited the University of West Florida and met with graduates to discuss the Student Loan Relief Act, which is legislation aimed at cutting student loan interest rates…

State & National News

Sen. Nelson in Pensacola today

May 5, 2017

Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate’s subcommittee on cybersecurity, will be in Pensacola today to get a firsthand look at the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity. The National Security Agency recently…

Politics

Nelson files bill to help with ‘water war’

February 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to send more freshwater south from Georgia into Apalachicola Bay. The move comes one day after a Special Master…

Politics

Gun measures expected to re-emerge in 2017 session

June 16, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub this week have fueled the already-polarizing issues of gun rights and gun control, with the debate expected to return on multiple…

Politics

State Capital Briefs: Pot Petitions, Redistricting

September 1, 2015

From: THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA MARIJUANA INITIATIVE HEADED TOWARD COURT REVIEW Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana appear to have submitted enough petition signatures to spur a review by the Florida…

Environment

Nelson has concerns with BP settlement

August 5, 2015

FYI – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has said he has concerns with the government’s proposed settlement with BP. He raised those concerns in a letter he sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Following is the…

News

Nelson pushes White House to release RESTORE funds

August 6, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with city and county leaders as part of a push to get the administration to release hundreds of millions of dollars intended to help Florida’s coastal communities recover from the…