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Representatives Michael Grieco and Senator Linda Stewart File Legislation to Repeal Preemption on Single-Use Plastic Ban

Tallahassee, FL- HB 6027 & SB594 Would Allow Local Governments to Regulate Plastic Usage Representatives Michael Grieco and Senator Linda Stewart re-filed (again) legislation to remove Florida’s preemption on municipal governments that restricts their ability to ban single-use plastics, polystyrene and recyclable materials. HB6023 is the House companion to SB 594 . Each year, an estimated 18 billion…

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New Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Holds 1st Meeting, Elects Officers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The newly sworn-in Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board held its first meeting for the year in Orange County Commission Chambers in Downtown Orlando at 1pm Friday. Supervisor Dawn Curtis, the only remaining Supervisor from the previous board, led the meeting, familiarizing her fellow supervisors Nathaniel Douglas (Seat 1), Karolyn…

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Mayor Buddy Dyer and Mayor Jerry Demings Take the COVID-19 Vaccine, Setting the Example

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Both Mayor Buddy Dyer and Mayor Jerry Demings received Moderna’s Covid vaccine Monday. The Mayors want to help ease concerns some community residents have expressed regarding the newly developed vaccination. Their goal is to demonstrate a united front with the community to fight Covid and prove the vaccine’s safety. With the…

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Florida National News Announces Kathleen Michelle as its New Associate Editor of Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – On Wednesday, Florida National News announced the addition of a new Associate Editor for Politics, Kathleen Michelle. Michelle brings extensive television broadcast experience from working for CBS and NBC affiliates in Colorado, as well as show production and radio experience. As Associate Editor, Michelle will be instrumental in growing the Politics…

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State Representative Daisy Morales gets key committee assignments

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – On Friday, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls issued committee and subcommittee assignments to members of the Florida House of Representatives for the 2021 Session. Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) received her first committee assignments as a newly-elected State Representative.  Representative Morales was assigned: Education & Employment Committee; Post‐Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee;…

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