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Newberry To Enter 30 Year Solar Power Agreement With Florida Municipal Power Agency

Newberry has agreed to purchase one megawatt of solar power from the Florida Municipal Power Agency, enough to power about 5% of the city's total energy consumption. Two years ago, the city was approached for a similar project by the same company, but decided against participating. This time, technological improvements and reductions in the cost of solar panels made the project much more feasible and attractive to the city.

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Felon Voting Debate Focuses On Financial Obligations

The Florida House of Representatives is considering a proposal that would change the definition of a "completed sentence" for felons looking to have their voting rights restored under November's Amendment 4. Under the bill, felons would have to pay all court fees, fines and restitution to be eligible for the “automatic” vote restoration.

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