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Mark Busch: Central Florida Holds the Key to Solving Lake Okeechobee, Everglades Water Challenges

Every Floridian wants to see the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, two of our best-known and most precious natural resources, restored to health. We all want our economy and $90 billion-a-year tourism industry to thrive. These legislative proposals that get us there faster and cheaper deserve our support.
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While Doing Well in Central Florida Congressional Races, Democrats Come Up Short in Seminole...

Democrats were chomping at the bit to go to the polls in the northern suburbs of Orlando, and they cut the voter registration deficit down to almost nothing. While the Democrats put forth a massive effort, they came up short in several races.
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Speaking in Central Florida, Barack Obama Rips Into Donald Trump

Right from the outset, Obama took aim at Trump saying he had hoped the president would at least be interested in the job but insisted “he hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work, or helping anybody but himself and his friends, or treating the presidency as anything other than a reality show.”
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Central Florida Congressional Reps: DOJ Sending $3.75 Million to Hire 30 New Law Enforcement...

U.S. Reps. Val Demings, D-Fla., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Darren Soto, D-Fla., weighed in on the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program sending $2.5 million to the Orange County Sheriff's Office to hire 20 new officers and $1.25 million to Orlando so that city can hire 10 new officers. 
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Anna Eskamani Wants Ron DeSantis to Use Executive Orders to Help Central Florida Through...

Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.
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LYNX Getting $75.5 Million from U.S. Department of Transportation

LYNX will use the funds to cover operating expenses, maintain service levels, and provide greater flexibility for transit personnel to take leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will also be used by LYNX to clean its buses and bus stations in order to minimize the chance that LYNX customers and employees could be exposed to COVID-19.
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Chelle DiAngelus Hopes to Stir Up Central Florida Congressional Race

DiAngelus spent years working for Advent Health, planning how and where the company should grow in Central Florida.  She eyed entering this race because of what she perceives as a big opening in the GOP primary.
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Val Demings, Darren Soto Secure DOT Funds for Wellness and Fitness Center in Lake...

The center will include a wellness plaza, a Zen garden, outdoor training turf, an outdoor classroom, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor climbing wall, an indoor/outdoor demonstration kitchen, a daylight public concourse, childcare facilities and a sports performance area.
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Ross Spano, Mark Green Talk About Veterans, Military Issues in Lakeland

Spano stressed the important role veterans play in Central Florida and talked about his efforts to help them on Capitol Hill.

Republicans Hope to Defeat Geri Thompson, Flip Central Florida State House Seat

The GOP lost the seat to former state Sen. Geri Thompson who returned to the Florida House with her win last year.
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