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Democrats Push Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Bill in Tallahassee

On Monday, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, teamed up to showcase their proposal to “protect licensed medical marijuana users from discrimination by their employer, unless their marijuana use adversely affects their job performance, or for ‘safety-sensitive’ positions.”
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Florida Debates If School Superintendents Should Be Elected or Appointed

In recent years, voters in several counties have been split over whether to elect a school superintendent or rely on an appointed one. From 2004 to 2017, voters in only three counties--Lake, Monroe and Polk Counties--abandoned having an elected school superintendent and moved to an appointed one. 
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Mary Ann Mendoza: Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are Fighting for Angel Families

Gov. Ron Desantis is proactively implementing President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda in Florida. Angel Families like mine are grateful to finally have elected officials who have our backs.

Gavin Rollins Jumps in the Race to Replace Ted Yoho in Congress

Rollins kicked off his bid by stressing his service in the Florida National Guard who served overseas in the fight against terrorism, his support of President Donald Trump and his conservative views.
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Stressing Support of Trump and Conservatism, Byron Donalds Runs for Congress in Southwest Florida

“Today, I’m everything the fake news media tells you doesn’t exist, a strong Trump-supporting, gun-owning, liberty-loving, pro-life, politically incorrect black man,” said Donalds.“

Florida Delegation Divides on Party Lines Over Trump’s Decision to Take Out Iranian General

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Select Intelligence Committees, took to the national airwaves, appearing on “Face the Nation” on CBS to back the Trump administration’s action.
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AAA: Tensions With Iran Leading to Higher Gas Prices Across Florida

Gas prices in Florida are off to their most expensive start to a new year since 2014.
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Ron DeSantis: FDEM Awards $29 Million for Hurricane Recovery

The awards include funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program and the Florida Citrus Recovery Block Grant Program.

Julian Castro Ends Bid for Democratic Presidential Nomination

“It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today,” Castro announced. “I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight.”

Florida Looks Ahead to a Busy Political Season in 2020

The presidential election will get most of the attention, especially as there are no statewide races this year. Republican Donald Trump carried Florida in 2016 and starts with a slight edge here in Florida based on how the GOP has done in close statewide contests in recent years.
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Florida’s Economy Bounced Back Strong in the 2010s Thanks, in Large Part, to Rick...

When the 2010s opened, Florida was reeling from the economic downturn thanks in large part to its dependence on tourism, new home construction and real estate, areas which took a hit when the economy went south. Throw in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and Florida was in bad shape. 
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Florida Gas Prices Lower in 2019 than 2018 According to AAA

According to a report from AAA released on Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.46, up four cents from the week before and almost 30 cents higher than the end of 2018. That remains below the national average of $2.58 a gallon on Sunday.
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