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That speaks loudly to the commission's failure, thus far, to do its work: Many of the surviving proposals are obviously unworthy of being carved into the bedrock of Florida's government, and should have been weeded out much earlier in the process. If Floridians really want a Department of Veterans Affairs or ...
Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have been named in the lawsuit, as well as four other state officials. This year, Scott has managed to get sued by plaintiffs on both sides of the gun debate. Last month, the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit of its own against the state government of Florida, ...

As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog for more than one third of a century, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Over the past three decades, Florida TaxWatch has become one of the most ...
“What we're asking for is greater cooperation between the Puerto Rican government, the Florida government, FEMA, the federal government — everyone — to serve this population,” said the Rev. Jose Rodriguez of Iglesia Jesus de Nazaret in Orlando, who spoke on behalf of the organization Vamos 4 PR.
A live audience of 600 will be joined by an expected massive television audience around the state in scrutinizing the leading candidates for their parties' nominations to direct Florida government for the next four years. With Governor Rick Scott term-limited out of office and expected to run for the U.S. ...
Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida's government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida's budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more ...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Dozens of proposals that could affect how Florida's government works are up for discussion at the state Capitol at the once-every-two-decades Constitution Revision Commission. Everything from how elections are run to whether greyhound racing should continue are on the ...
... sexual harassment claims crashed against the shores of American business, political and entertainment institutions, giving rise to the national #MeToo movement, a junior member of the Florida House of Representatives crafted a bill to eliminate such boorish behavior from Florida's government agencies ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address or protect one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or right to due process of law? Is there any reason why the proposal cannot be enacted by the ...
But in his six years in the Florida House and 10 in the Senate, he became more noted for pushing for Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, which finally was passed in 1967 after a decade of persistent effort by Mr. Cross.” Cross, a Democrat from Alachua County, introduced a sunshine bill in 1959, ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address or protect one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or right to due process of law? Is there any reason why the proposal cannot be enacted by the ...
Jason P Ross/Dreamstime.comThe Florida state government has nabbed its first bitcoin bandit. Yesterday Matthew McDermont, IT manager for the Florida Department of Citrus, was booked into the Polk County, Florida, jail on charges of grand theft and official misconduct. More specifically, he used ...
Is the proposal a foundational principle necessary for Florida's government to operate? Does the proposal address one of our most fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion or right to due process of law? Is there any reason the proposal cannot be enacted by the Legislature?
In August 2017, Rudacille wrote a letter to Rachel Fugate, a lawyer representing The Islander newspaper, claiming the center is exempt from Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. In that letter, Rudacille claimed the city of Holmes Beach and Manatee County both made more substantial annual ...
During this Sunshine Week, when newspapers across Florida and around the country are spotlighting the importance of open government, it's worth pointing out that UCF's process was an open one, as Florida's government-in-the-sunshine law requires. For years, some state legislators have been trying to ...
Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida's government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida's budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more ...
Second, the National Rifle Association has already sued the Florida government to stop what it considers an “unconstitutional” law. What does this tell us? Well, for starters, Scott can only make a good decision if he pairs it with a bad one. Also, if this wasn't obvious before, the NRA doesn't care about your ...

Citizens in Florida have a right to be involved in their government like no others in the nation. Florida's culture of openness dates to the early 1900s. It has been expanded through law, constitutional amendments and culture through the years. So when the Times-Union Editorial Board blasted previous City ...
State Rep. Chris Latvala (R-Clearwater) agreed with Jacobs that partisan politics had no bearing on the bill. “There are votes worth not being here next year, and this is one of them,” he said. State Rep. George Moraitis (R-Fort Lauderdale) said bipartisan support would show the world Florida's government ...
“We run the government of Florida,” Ballard added. “If a bill passes that is meaningful about school protection and other things, I think it could be a positive.” The Legislature is looking to spend at least $400 million on school security and mental health efforts, along with increasing the age for buying a gun to ...
The Florida House is preparing subpoenas demanding information from five South Florida government agencies about the confessed killer of 17 people at a Parkland high school in an investigation that will run separate from a review ordered by Gov. Rick Scott. The House investigation comes amid ...
There is no example more prescient of their success than the recent reaction to the student protests by the Florida government. Florida has been one of the most permissive gun states in the nation. Florida is a “stand your ground” state, meaning if one has a “feeling” that your life is being threatened, the ...
As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog for more than one third of a century, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Over the past three decades, Florida TaxWatch has become one of the most ...
Washington (CNN) Marjory Stoneman Douglas students are wearing bright-orange price tags at the March for Our Lives rally. Each says: $1.05. They're meant to be a jab at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the National Rifle Association. Stoneman Douglas freshman Lauren Hogg put it this way as she ...
Ramon Tonito Zayas/El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico/NewscomFlorida government Rick Scott signs bill raising the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, banning the sale of bump stocks, and funding more school resource officers in response to the Parkland shooting. VP Mike Pence says the Trump-Kim ...
The NRA has filed a lawsuit against the government of Florida over a new gun law./. (Published Friday, March 9, 2018). The National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed, saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18 to ...
"A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.".


 

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