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‘I don’t care what she says’: Prosecutor says ex-congressional candidate mischaracterizes agreement in hacking case

Former Florida congressional candidate and fired pandemic health manager Rebekah Jones agreed in a court document to admit she was guilty of a hacking-related felony. But she now disputes prosecutors’ claims that she illegally used a government messaging service to send mass texts criticizing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the …

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Florida lawmakers hope to aid ailing home insurance market

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida lawmakers are scheduled to meet Monday to consider ways to shore up the state’s struggling home insurance market in the year’s second special session devoted to the topic. Lawmakers are considering legislation to help keep private insurers solvent by creating a $1 billion reinsurance fund, …

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24/7, 365: The best way to be prepared for hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season ended Nov. 30, but after the year that Florida experienced, residents would be wise to begin preparing for 2023 storms. It’s true even if the official start of the next hurricane season remains six months away. While residents prepared for the worst as two hurricanes appeared …

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The Point, Dec. 9, 2022: State Rep. Joe Harding resigns

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • Ocala Gazette: State Rep. Joe Harding resigns. “Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Wilcox, indicated that a special election would likely be ordered by the Secretary of State- but when that election …

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