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Ashley Moody Wants Legislature to Crack Down on Retail Theft Crime Rings

At an event in Hialeah on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody said she wants the Legislature to pass a bill “to help law enforcement and prosecutors dismantle retail theft crime rings” in Florida. With...

Ben Albritton Chosen to Lead Florida Senate After 2024 Elections

Last week, state Sen. Joe Albritton, R-Bartow, wrapped up enough support in the Republican caucus to be the president of the Florida Senate after the 2024 elections, provided the GOP keeps its majority in...

Ron DeSantis: ‘The Biden Administration is Showing Cowardice’ on Cuba

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Cuban-American leaders and elected officials in Miami for a roundtable supporting the Cuban people protesting the communist regime leading that nation. 

Florida Senate Sends School Choice Expansion Bill to Ron DeSantis

On Monday, the Florida Senate passed a bill expanding school choice from state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah. The bill cleared the Senate on a 25-14 vote. Last week, the House passed its version from state...
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Florida Democrats Facing Major Financial Woes as 2022 Election Cycle Begins

According to numbers from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), at the end of 2020, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) was underwater with more than $868,000 in debt and the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida had less than $61,000 in cash on hand.
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Florida Senate President Backs Manny Diaz’s Proposal to Expand School Choice in Florida

On Thursday, state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, filed a bill “which provides for expanded student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students with unique abilities and students from lower-income families.”
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 
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College Football Teams Across Florida Get Ready to Start in the Pandemic’s Shadow

With the Big 10 and PAC 10 backing out of the season, the winner of the 2020 college football season will forever have an asterisk next to their name. 

Florida Republicans, Democrats Alike Slam Bernie Sanders Over Cuba

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the leading Democratic presidential hopeful sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper for “60 Minutes” on CBS--and Florida is responding in a BIG way AS the backlash could be costly for the Democrats’ hopes to win the state in November.
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Vacation Rental Bills Tackled by Lawmakers in Tallahassee

With bills from state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah Gardens, and state Reps. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville and state Rep. Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud, giving the state more authority on the matter, a fierce debate is taking on whether vacation-rentals and other short-term rentals should be regulated at the local level or state levels.

Mike Bloomberg Nails Down Endorsements in Florida

Bloomberg announced at the end of last week that U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was backing his presidential bid. Murphy, one of the leaders of the moderate Blue Dog Caucus on Capitol Hill, had endorsed former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Tex., who bowed out of the race after failing to meet expectations.
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University of Miami Tries to Fix Football Disaster

When we last visited the U’s program back in November, the Hurricanes were fresh off a loss to crosstown little brother Florida Atlantic and most thought it could not get worse. Then the Hurricanes went to the Independence Bowl and were held scoreless by Louisiana Tech. Yes, Louisiana Tech!
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