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Florida Chamber endorses 20 more state legislative candidates

The Florida Chamber of Commerce released a “second round” of endorsements for state legislative races Thursday, adding four incumbents and 16 candidates to the 60 endorsements announced in May. “To help ensure Florida remains competitive, we need candidates that are focused on supporting jobs and the Floridians they employ,” said Marian Johnson, the Florida Chamber’s…


Florida Realtors® PAC Announces Candidates It Supports for Cabinet, Senate, House

Florida Realtors® PAC announced on Monday its endorsements for the initial candidate list for the 2018 election cycle among statewide candidates and the more than 300 candidates who have qualified to run for state Senate and House of Representatives seats. “As Realtors, we pride ourselves on our long-standing efforts to defend private property rights, promote…


Greyhound racing ban heads to Florida voters

Florida voters will be asked this fall to ban greyhound racing, a staple for decades of the state’s gambling industry. After repeated and heavily lobbied legislative debates in recent years about the future of the greyhound industry, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday voted 27-10 to put the proposed ban on the November ballot….


Proposal to ban dog racing in Florida closer to ballot

Sen. Tom Lee of Brandon, FL is behind the proposal which says, “the humane treatment of animals is a fundamental value of the people of the state of Florida.” State lawmakers have moved a step closer to banning dog racing in the Sunshine State. Proposal 67 would change the Florida constitution to ban “racing of…


Parents could get more voice in school textbook selection under bill moving through Florida Legislature

Florida lawmakers pushed ahead this week with another bill aimed at giving parents and residents more say over textbooks and other instructional materials used in the public schools. It’s a measure that proponents frame as providing more points for public input into a process where it’s been limited in the past. “We keep asking parents…


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