Saturday, August 18, 2018

Calls for Seminole County tax collector to apologize or resign after bigoted post about Muslims

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 5:46 PM

Central Floridians are calling on Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg to apologize after Greenberg posted an "Islamophobic" question asking how Muslims benefit society on Facebook. The controversy began Saturday after the Republican elected official posted on his personal Facebook, "Very simple question...Name just ONE society in the...

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Voting rights advocates sue 32 Florida counties for not providing ballots in Spanish

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Voting rights advocates are suing 32 counties in Florida for failing to provide bilingual ballots, resources and assistance to Spanish-speaking Puerto Ricans. The lawsuit alleges Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and county elections officials are violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects the voting rights of U.S. citizens...

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Charter school foes say Florida education amendment is misleading, deceptive

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Lawyers for a voting-rights group asked a judge Friday to remove a proposed constitutional amendment that could expand charter schools in Florida from the November ballot, arguing the measure is misleading. Ronald Meyer, a lawyer representing the Florida League of Women Voters, likened Amendment 8, which combines three separate...

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Jeff Greene has poured almost $30 million into Florida governor's race

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Democratic candidate Jeff Greene has put another $7 million of his fortune into the governor’s race, bringing the total since early June to nearly $30 million, according to a finance report posted Friday on the state Division of Elections website. Greene, a Palm Beach billionaire, loaned and contributed a...

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