Tag Archives: Florida politics

In the News: Manatees Freed, Lake County Schools Fine Lessened, Bondi Silent On Immigration, News Outlets Sue Gov. Scott, Florida Senators Worth $144 Million

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain – Rescue workers help return 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain to the Indian River Lagoon system. Orlando Sentinel Lake County Schools fine for class size drops – Lake County Schools […]

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Alachua County Approves Resolution In Support Of Statewide Ban On Fracking

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm

The Alachua Board of County Commissioners approved two bills that could help keep the water supply safe. The resolution supports the statewide ban of fracking, which opponents say could contribute to underground water pollution.

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In The News: Lower Electric Rates In Florida, Rick Scott Will Spend Personal Funds To Win, Shootings Continue Jacksonville Crime Wave

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

FPL to cut electric rates in January, will be lowest in Florida – The Florida Public Service Commission approved the proposal of Florida Power & Light Co., to lower the average electric bill for South Florida households by about $2 […]

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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

By , and on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, recognized for bringing transparency to Florida politics, died Thursday morning.

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Governor Scott Swears in New Lieutenant Governor

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Florida’s new lieutenant governor has officially taken office after he was sworn in Monday morning. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, formerly the Miami-Dade County property appraiser, started the job almost a year after Jennifer Carroll resigned following an Internet gambling controversy. He is the […]

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Malever, Musleh Elected to Ocala City Council, Three Amendments Struck Down

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Ocala residents voted to elect Brent Malever and incumbent Jay Musleh to District 1 and 3 city council seats respectively during Tuesday’s election. Two of the five proposed amendments to the city charter were approved. The Marion County Supervisor of Elections […]

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Ocala City Council District 3 Candidate: Jay Musleh

By on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Incumbent District 3 City Councilman Jay Musleh is running for his first full term as a city council member. Musleh says his experience as a banker and his one-and-a-half-year term as a city council member qualifies him to serve a full term.

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Ocala City Council District 3 Candidate: Aaron Fiehn

By on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Aaron Fiehn is running for Ocala City Council because he wants to represent the people. Fiehn said he’s a common man, and that he relates to the people of Ocala.

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Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Offers Leadership Program

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The search for new members of the Business Community Coalition’s Public Leadership Institute came to an end on Sept. 27 at its first meeting. In a partnership with the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the leadership program allows residents to learn […]

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Florida Legislators Will Pay More For Health Insurance

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

House members and other top state officials have been paying as little as $8.43 per month for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage.

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