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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Central Florida political forum was canceled after people found out one of the hosts was affiliated with the alt-right 'Proud Boys'

Posted By and on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM

A planned social media forum at this week's annual Political Salsa, a private "non-partisan political mixer" for Central Florida candidates, has been canceled after one of the hosts was discovered to have connections with the "Proud Boys" alt-right group. Though the rest of the event will still happen, organizers have...

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Teresa Jacobs says Orange County Sheriff Demings provided 'less than accurate' information in requests for additional deputies

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:56 PM

On Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs fired back at County Sheriff Jerry Demings' claims that she was slow in acknowledging his requests for additional deputies to staff school campuses in his jurisdiction and that a presentation regarding his requests was canceled.  Jacobs' statement during the press conference comes...

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Florida schools will receive almost $96 million in federal funding for displaced student support

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 1:27 PM

School districts across the Sunshine State will receive $95.8 million in federal funding as reimbursement for enrolling students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands displaced by hurricanes. The initiative, spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, will include funds for local schools coping with a swell of newly enrolled students, some...

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Florida Supreme Court asked to block constitutional amendments

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Arguing that Floridians shouldn’t be asked to vote on ballot measures that patch together unrelated issues, a legal challenge filed Tuesday at the state Supreme Court seeks to scuttle six proposed constitutional amendments. The plaintiffs, including former Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead, take aim at proposed amendments that...

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Bill Nelson and Rick Scott are fighting over Florida's election security

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is sticking to his comment that “Russians are in Florida’s election records,” as Gov. Rick Scott pushes for more information and questions the veracity of the claim. With the two set to square off in the November general election for the Senate seat, Nelson’s office...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bernie Sanders is coming to Orlando this week to campaign for Andrew Gillum

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:33 PM

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a stop in Orlando this Friday to support Andrew Gillum in the Democratic primary for Florida governor. The Gillum campaign announced Tuesday that the progressive Vermont senator and former presidential candidate will be hosting a rally with Gillum at the CFE Arena on...

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Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, a complete dumbass, is bragging about how many inmates are in his jail again

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:06 PM

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, a man who loves to crow about how poorly he treats his inmates (many of whom haven't been convicted of a crime and are only there because they couldn't afford bail) is back at it again with another horrible humblebrag about how many inmates are...

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Apparently Adam Putnam's campaign has fallen on hard times

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Has state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's campaign for governor begun to run out of money? The short answer: no. But it's still notable how the special interest cash once directed toward Florida Grown, Putnam's political committee – which garnered big chunks of contributions from heavyweight donors like Publix, Florida...

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GOP race for Florida Attorney General gets personal

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:27 PM

With Attorney General Pam Bondi barred from running for another term, former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody and state Rep. Frank White are locked in an expensive and personally contentious Republican primary fight as they seek to replace her. White, a freshman legislator who is an executive at...

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Petition for SunPass to waive tolls after botched upgrade gets over 11,000 signatures

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:47 PM

Over 11,000 people are still rightly pissed at Florida's SunPass toll system after a botched $287 million upgrade left a months-long backlog of 170 million transactions. A petition created by Orlando resident Mike DiMauro asking for SunPass to waive fees for customers has garnered more than 11,700 signatures Tuesday morning,...

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