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Jimmy Patronis Awards $30,000 to Central Florida Firefighters

This past legislative session, Patronis supported an increase in state funding for pandemic protections for firefighters via the agency's existing Cancer Decontamination Grant Program, so fire departments can buy lifesaving equipment to further protect firefighters from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
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Democrats, GOP Gearing Up for 2022 in Seminole County, a Key Battleground in Florida

Seminole County Democrats thought they were going to make major waves in 2020 but had to settle for wins at the top of the ticket. Now they are looking ahead to 2022, hoping to grasp the elusive local wins that eluded them in November.
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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.

Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies After Coronavirus Battle

A successful businessman, Cain was president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and the National Restaurant Association. He ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia during the 2004 election cycle, finishing second in the Republican primary. In 2011, he launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, pushing his “9-9-9“ tax plan.
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Scott Plakon Cleared by Florida Ethics Commission

The complaint alleged Plakon hid money and did not make proper financial disclosures, accusing him of trying to hide real estate transactions inside his business Nationwide Publishing.
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Florida State Reps Propose Creating State Office of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two members of the Florida House--Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood and Democrat state Rep. Matt Willhite of Wellington--have teamed up on a proposal to have the state government due more to help Floridians with Alzheimer’s Disease.
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State Legislators Champion Allie’s Law to Crack Down on Animal Abuse

“This legislation is named after 4-year-old Boston Terrier, Allie Heine, from Orlando. Allie suffered abuse at the hands of her previous caretakers, and while the horrific circumstances were recognized by a veterinarian, the abuse was never reported."
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Rematch Between Scott Plakon, Tracey Kagan Producing Fireworks in Central Florida

Last year saw a knockdown, drag-out fight in suburban Seminole County for what should be a safe Florida House seat for the GOP. But when the smoke cleared, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, beat Democrat Tracey Kagan by 1,500 votes. Now Kagan is back for a rematch and it is already getting ugly. 

Bill to End Statute of Limitations on Child Molestation Gains Momentum in Tallahassee

The state Senate Criminal Justice Committee advanced Stewart’s bill without opposition this week.
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Bipartisan Push in the Florida Legislature to End Statute of Limitations on Child Molestation

Last week, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, brought back her proposal to remove the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual offenses of minors and she has support from both sides of the aisle.
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Big Changes in Central Florida Legislative Delegation

One of the big shockers in this election comes from the heart of Florida tourism.

Central Florida’s Newest Power Couple: Carlos Guillermo Smith and Anna Eskamani

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, and Anna Eskamani are trying to remake politics in Central Florida and it starts next month. 
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