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Jason Brodeur Wants to Protect Little Wekiva River

Brodeur’s bill would require the state to study just how much sediment is in the river and its effect on its overall health.

Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum Draw Fire in New TV Ads

With the Florida gubernatorial contest getting increasingly acrimonious with six weeks to go, both sides launched new attacks ad on Tuesday. 

George Zimmerman Pleas Out Stalking Case

The deal means the conviction will not be on Zimmerman’s permanent record.

National Pundit Upgrades the Reelection Chances of Two Florida Republican Congressmen

Last week, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics unveiled its latest look at the 2020 U.S. House races. In its latest “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” the center kept Democrats as the favorites to retain control of the House but gave a boost in almost a dozen races to Republicans looking to keep seats in the GOP column. 

Legislature Ponders if Illegal Immigrants in Florida Should Be Eligible for Drivers Licenses

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, introduced the bill which let illegal immigrants use documents like an unexpired foreign passport or a birth certificate from another nation to get a drivers license.
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Al Lawson Wants Feds to Forgive Student Loans for Americans Making Less Than $100,000...

Lawson brought out the bill in the middle of last month though it has not garnered much traction in recent weeks.

UCF President Dale Whittaker Offers Resignation

An investigation led to the firing of four administrators and the resignation of UCF Board of Trustees Chairman Marcos Marchena. Now Whittaker could be gone as well.
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John Rutherford Headed to Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee

After claiming a seat on the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee last month, freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., has been assigned to a subcommittee that should boost the First Coast’s military community. 
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Florida League of Cities Unveils Legislative Priorities

While the regular legislative session doesn’t begin until March, many groups and organizations are already to kick things off with a new administration coming into power in Tallahassee, including the Florida League of Cities which released its “2019 Legislative Priorities & Policy Positions” this week. 

Marco Rubio Gets Donald Trump’s SBA Administrator Nominee Through the Senate

“As the Senate returns to open the second session of the 116th Congress, it is fitting that one of our first votes not only of this session, but of this decade, is focused on supporting American small businesses,” Rubio said.
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Studies Show Florida Has Teacher Shortage, Underpays Them

According to the 24/7 Wall Street report, several regions in Florida had dismal rankings when it comes to teacher pay with three of them placing as some of the most underpaid teachers in the nation.
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The Complexity of Trump’s Trade Wars

Only time will tell whether his negotiations are successful.
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