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Gaetz family pushes for greyhound racing reform

Gaetz family pushes for greyhound racing reform

When Florida senators start the annual legislative session March 3, one of the first issues they will take up is a bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds. The Senate has put the measure (SB 2), filed by Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, atop a [...]

Early Learning seeks attention

Early Learning seeks attention

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida's early-education programs have joined forces with children's advocates to "speak with one voice" at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see the value of their programs --- and, ultimately, to fund them [...]

Senate Committee passes Gaetz bill to promote adoption of kids in foster care

Senate Committee passes Gaetz bill to promote adoption of kids in foster care

The Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs, chaired by Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood), today passed Senate Bill 320, Adoption and Foster Care by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The legislation, part of the “Work Plan 2015” joint agenda announced last week by [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Finally a Senate bill from Northwest Florida that doesn't involve guns. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has filed a proposal that would create a program to provide financial help to dentists who work in areas of Florida that lack adequate dental care. The proposal (SB 606) would provide money [...]

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE-TV's “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation" will be air live on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7-8 p.m. Jeff Weeks will moderate the show on which state legislators will answer constituents’ questions about local issues and priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Participating [...]

The Arc Gateway PALS kicks off its first semester at Pensacola State College

The Arc Gateway PALS kicks off its first semester at Pensacola State College

The Arc Gateway in partnership with Pensacola State College has created a unique program to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend college. Graduates will exit the program ready to live and work independently in the community. WHO:Don Gaetz, Florida State [...]

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

DeeDee Davis named to the Florida Film and Entertainment Council

DeeDee Davis named to the Florida Film and Entertainment Council

Tallahassee–Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) has appointed former State Representative DeeDee Davis to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council. “The people of our state are very fortunate to have the benefit of DeeDee’s unique abilities and insights in this [...]

Redistricting session over, not everyone is happy

Redistricting session over, not everyone is happy

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The special redistricting session held by the Legislature lasted just five days, but the two-year battle over the boundaries of the state's 27 congressional districts seems to be far from over. Voting-rights groups who sued to get the original [...]

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By DARA KAM AND BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Politicos often refer to campaign time as the "silly season," hallmarked by numerous (sometimes frivolous) complaints of both the official and the [...]

Gaetz defends his ethics reform laws

Gaetz defends his ethics reform laws

Dear Neighbor, We have a bit of good news for those who support holding our elected officials accountable through strong ethics laws. Earlier this week, a circuit court judge in Leon County upheld the bipartisan ethics reform legislation passed during the 2013 Legislative Session. In a [...]

Redistricting clash heats up as hearing approaches

Redistricting clash heats up as hearing approaches

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Voting-rights advocates and the Legislature squabbled Wednesday about when the state's congressional elections should be held as both sides prepared for a hearing in front of a Leon County judge. The scuffle started when a coalition of [...]

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