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Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz Could Learn a Few Lessons From Rick Scott and...

Abbott’s attempts to blame the power outages on alternative energy and trying to shift the conversation to bemoaning the Green New Deal is all hat and no cattle. The GOP has been in charge of Texas since George W. Bush sent Ann Richards into retirement back in 1994. Alternative energy sources simply have not made much ground in deep red, oil-rich Texas.
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Citing Parkland School Shootings, Rick Scott Wants to Hold FBI More Accountable

Scott joined family members of Parkland shooting on Thursday to showcase the “Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act.”

Melanie Brown-Woofter: Reducing Stigma of Mental Health is Key to Reducing Suicide Deaths

In Florida, death by suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 15-24 age group.  More teenagers and young adults die by suicide than from motor vehicle accidents or homicides.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Guns in Florida, Across the Nation

Now with declining revenue, the company admitted that its firearms and sporting gear departments have taken a hit after it tightened its policies around gun sales.
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Clyde Butcher: Four Reasons Everyone Should Care About America’s Everglades

There’s no denying that the Everglades is a national environmental treasure, though a swampy one that many people haven’t explored up close and personal.

Citing Parkland Shooting, Ron DeSantis Removes Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

DeSantis noted Israel’s record on a number of incidents, including the Parkland shooting last year.

Brian Mast Joins Democrats in Pushing for Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales

This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., unveiled the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” which has more than 150 cosponsors including U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla.

Rick Scott Wants Unused Funds to Boost School Security Across Florida

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott had the Florida Department of Education offer a proposal to the state Legislature to move $58 million, currently not being used in the voluntary Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, and use for school security. 

Even Without Primaries, Gloves Are Coming Off in State CFO Race

The Florida CFO race has been off stage in recent weeks with incumbent Jimmy Patronis assured of the Republican nomination and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring facing no opposition for the Democratic nomination. But the race is starting to heat up with both sides taking aim at each other in recent days. 

John Rutherford Honored for His Work Against School Violence

Rutherford’s proposal would reauthorize the 2001 Secure Our Schools program and send $50 million to schools around the nation for school safety. 
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