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Don Gaetz not running for Congress

March 15, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz made it clear today that he is not interested in running for Congress: Over the last few days, Vicky and I have heard from so many friends from across Northwest Florida encouraging…

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Pensacola Speaks: Congressman Rooney, Don Gaetz

March 3, 2016

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Congressman Thomas Rooney (R-Okeechobee), co-chair of Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign in Florida, will be on the show during the first half hour. Rooney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in…

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Have job cuts at FDOH hurt us?

January 26, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott’s surgeon general, Dr. John Armstrong, today faces as confirmation hearing in the Florida Senate. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) wants to know how the job cuts at the Florida Department of Health have impacted…

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Gaetz sends out update on his bills

January 25, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz sent out his weekly update on the legislation that he is sponsoring. He said all these bill are progressing through the committees: SB 146 — cutting off state support to those private…

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Gaetz resurrects anti-corruption bill

January 13, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz did it. He got his anti-corruption bill out of committee. On Monday, the Senate Ethics and Governmental Oversight Committee had voted down a bill containing some of the ethics provisions. However, the…

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Gaetz: EDATE extension a ‘heavy lift’

January 6, 2016

On “Pensacola Speaks” on News Talk 1370 WCOA, I asked State Senator Don Gaetz for his take on the whether the Florida Legislature will do anything on extending the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions (EDATE)…

2016 Election

Fighting words further fracture Senate GOP

October 30, 2015

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Name-calling that erupted on the Senate floor Wednesday has deepened the divide within a Republican caucus embroiled in an acrimonious feud over who will lead the chamber after…