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The Constitution Review Commission Has Done a Disservice to Voters

The CRC has made a travesty of what should be an opportunity for voters to weigh in on how we govern our state. Instead the CRC has made Florida look like a banana republic.     

Preparing Now for the 2020 Census Really Counts

While most know that the decennial Census is the basis for apportioning representation in Congress and state legislatures, few people realize that it also determines how much of the hundreds of billions of dollars in annual federal program funding goes to each state.
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Orange County History Center’s Pulse Exhibit

From June 10-June 16, admission will be waived at the Orange County Regional History Center so that anyone from the public can go to see how Pulse is being remembered two years after the terror attack that changed Orlando forever.
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Liberty First Network Grades Florida Legislators

Despite GOP control of both chambers, a majority of legislators--25 out of the 40 members of the Senate and 64 of the 120 members of the House--earned “D” or “F” grades from LFN. 

Members of the Florida Delegation Weigh in as Trump Meets Kim Jung Un

Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
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Lake County Schools to Arm Some Staff

According to the district, 30 administrators responded in informal polling and said they would be interested in carrying firearms to protect their school.
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Rick Scott Reels in the Support of Overwhelming Majority of Sheriffs in Florida

At an event in St. Petersburg, Scott unveiled the support of 55 of the sheriffs who help lead law enforcement in the state’s 67 counties. 

What it Means to Be a Father

Children crave affirmation; it starts with "Watch me, watch me!" But when they are abandoned, they look in all the wrong places. The statistics speak for themselves.
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John Rutherford: Defense Appropriations Bill a Win for the First Coast

The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 
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Darren Soto Wants Congressional Hearing on How Trump Administration Handled Hurricane Maria’s Impact on...

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., the first member of the Florida congressional delegation with Puerto Rican ancestry, joined other Democrats in calling on U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the chairman of the committee, to hold a hearing on the matter.

Larger Trucks Would Stick Taxpayers With Mile Long Maintenance Bills

With better targeting of funds and sensible limits on truck size, taxpayers can have an easier time paying down America’s looming transportation bills without raising gasoline taxes.

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Their legislation would ensure states can’t suspend, revoke or deny professional, teaching and drivers’ licenses if people are behind or have defaulted on their student loans. 
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