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Cat is a reporter for WUFT News and Fresh Take Florida who can be reached by calling 954-657-3385 or emailing cgloria@ufl.edu.

Florida Considered Public Money For Troubled Executive

Florida considered paying $250,000 to a former used car salesman in Kansas – with tax liens and a history of bankruptcy, failed business ventures, legal problems and millions of dollars in past-due debts over the last decade – to develop new digital license plate technology for cars and trucks in the Sunshine State.

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Florida Democrats Reveal Political Strategy On New Gun Laws

The political strategy for Democrats hoping to rewrite Florida gun laws is emerging in Tallahassee, as lawmakers introduce more than a dozen new bills to see whether any proposals might gain traction among majority Republicans. Their tactics are part ambitious optimism – Republicans so far seem uninterested in their ideas …

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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-Gun Violence Legislation

Bold-lettered signs that read, “Stand up to the NRA”, “No NRA Money” and “Disarm Hate” floated above a crowd of Democratic legislators on the capitol’s fourth-floor rotunda on Tuesday. In a gun violence prevention press conference, freshman legislators unveiled proposed gun legislation for the upcoming session. It was organized in …

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Three Key Election Officials Have No Previous Election Experience

Updated: Feb. 12, 9:56 p.m.:  Florida’s new secretary of state and two key election supervisors in some of the state’s most-populous counties have never run an election. The officials have taken over central roles for future elections, with no previous experience besides voting themselves. They include recently appointed Secretary of …

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Florida State Rep. Anika Omphroy Said Rep. Carlos Smith Bullied, Threatened Her

Updated: Feb. 12, 7:51 a.m.: House Speaker Jose Oliva has launched a workplace harassment investigation after newly elected Florida State Rep. Anika Omphroy, D-Lauderdale Lakes, wrote in an open letter Monday to the House Democratic Caucus  that she was “bullied, threatened and verbally assaulted” by Orlando Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith at an event over the …

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