Author Archives: Maggie Schwartzman

Proposed bill would allow Congress members to opt out of pension plans

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Congressman Richard Nugent proposed a bill known as the “Congress is Not a Career Act,” which would allow all members of Congress to opt out of their taxpayer-funded pension plans.

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Repeal of ‘stand your ground’ must survive trip through original co-sponsor’s committee

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

Florida Rep. Alan Williams proposed a bill last week that if passed would repeal the law that received a lot of attention after the killing of Treyvon Martin almost a year ago. Williams believes the law has failed. The repeal of the law will have to go through the House Judiciary Committee charied by Rep. Dennis Baxley, an original co-sponsor of the law.

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Yoho says no to signing no-tax pledge

By on November 28th, 2012 | Last updated: November 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Florida Congressman-elect, Ted Yoho did not sign the “No Tax” pledge written by lobbyist Grover Norquist. He said signing the Norquist pledge would have left him too strictly bound to do his job the right way.

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Diabetes Day spotlights proper management of the condition

By and on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hannah Becker is a senior at the University of Florida. She’s also a diabetic. Becker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 10 and has been learning how to control the condition since then.

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Male knitting fans stitch together yarn and respect

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Knitting, as a hobby, has always been known as a women’s sport, but two men in the Gainesville area are breaking this stereotype and creating scarves, sweaters and many yarn projects along the way.

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Suspect in Christian Aguilar disappearance investigation purchased shovel and duct tape

By and on September 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

The search for Christian Aguilar continued Wednesday at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The University of Florida student went missing Thursday, and despite extensive search efforts, no evidence has been found.

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