Posted in State & National News

Weekly Roundup: Parents plead for action

Recap and analysis of the week in state government By Dara Kam THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — Last week, the students had the…

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Posted in State & National News

Scott: Confederate monument on Capitol grounds a legislative decision

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott says proposals to remove a Confederate soldier monument from the Capitol grounds should be…

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Posted in State & National News

Ten Big Issues of 2017 Legislative Session

How much of the heavy lifting got done…. By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida lawmakers gather today at the Capitol to pass…

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Posted in Guns Politics

Gaetz: Dems are targeting Orlando lawmaker with special session call [podcast]

Last week, State Rep. Matt Gaetz predicted that the Democratic lawmakers would attempt to call a special Florida legislative session on gun control. Yesterday, Democratic…

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Posted in 2016 Election

A quarter of Florida Legislature re-elected without opposition

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Floridians won’t get to cast a ballot for more than one-fourth of the people in charge of…

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Posted in Politics

Gun measures expected to re-emerge in 2017 session

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…

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Posted in Politics

Florida House and Senate reach budget deal

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House and Senate leaders announced a deal on the state budget during a late-night meeting Monday, pumping…

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Posted in Pensacola

Pensacola city officials break commitment made to Florida Legislature

City Administrator Eric Olson and his Chief Human Resources Officer Ed Sisson recently abolished the Personnel Board that was created to handle employees’ appeals of…

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Posted in 2016 Election

Clash marks opening of redistricting session

Rep. Clay Ingram will be on “Pensacola Speaks” this afternoon to give an update on the special session. REDISTRICTING SESSION KICKS OFF WITH A CLASH…

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