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Some Florida Cities Spending COVID Relief Money on Non-Related Projects

Florida cities have received hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government in coronavirus relief money in the various stimulus measures passed by Congress. Some cities are spending that money on infrastructure projects and...

Ashley Moody Recognizes K9s For Warriors’ Efforts to Provide Law Enforcement With Service Dogs

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody recognized the K9s For Warriors program for its efforts in providing Florida law enforcement agencies with trained Service Dogs to help mitigate stress factors common to the...

Some Florida Republicans Back More Local Infrastructure Spending and Raising Taxes

Over the past decade, some counties and cities across Florida have raised, even doubled, the local gas tax to meet “infrastructure needs.” Lately, most of the gas tax increased have been in Republican-run counties and...
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Florida Delegation Backs John Rutherford’s ‘Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act’

The bill will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)” through creating a “competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.” The grants will not exceed $25,000.
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Florida Congressmen Want VA to Offer Grants to Pair Veterans Suffering From PTSD With...

The bill will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)" through creating a “competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.” The grants will not exceed $25,000.
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Republican Counties Across Florida Asking Voters to Back Proposed School Tax Hikes

In the past, tax increases were usually proposed by local Democrats but, over the past several years, it has often been Republican-run counties that have been asking voters for tax hikes. 

Could Jacksonville Raise Property Taxes to Increase Revenue for Schools?

Duval County residents will be voting on a half-cent sales tax increase in November as the school district insists it will need $2 billion over the next 10 to 15 years for maintenance, repairs and new schools.

Elected Officials Forcing Retailers Like Walmart and Target To Stop Selling Non-Essential Items

In order to reduce the threat of the coronavirus, several cities and states throughout the country are requiring large retailers to stop selling non-essential items in their stores.
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From Congressman Matt Gaetz's views on dealing with climate change to Florida Republicans on E-Verify, here's a look at those that made "the list."
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