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Category Archives: State & Local Politics

Florida’s Top Puerto Rican Lawmakers Face Re-Election Challengers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida’s Top Puerto Rican elected officials–US Congressman Darren Soto, State Senator Victor Torres, and State Representative Daisy Morales, all elected Democrats–have all qualified to have their names placed on the ballot for the 2022 August primary election and/or the November general election. Congressman Soto is running for re-election in the…

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Gov. DeSantis Awards $4 Million to the Town of Callahan Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

CALLAHAN, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $4 million to the Town of Callahan through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to construct a clean water supply plant at Crawford Diamond Industrial Park, which is a 1,800-acre industrial megasite. The site is served by two major rail lines and located in proximity to multiple interstate…

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City of Orlando and City Commissioners Unveil the City of Orlando’s Civil Rights Wall of Fame at City Hall

On Friday, June 17, 2022, the City of Orlando invites the community to join City Commissioners and employees to celebrate the 50th year of operation for the city’s Office of Human Relations and officially unveil the City of Orlando’s Civil Rights Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions and provided exemplary leadership…

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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, City of Sanford and CFUL to Highlight the Importance of Fatherhood via Roundtable Discussion in Sanford

Sanford, Fla. – Before Floridians come together to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), along with the Central Florida Urban League (CFUL) and the City of Sanford are convening a roundtable discussion as the critical first steps in implementing the ground-breaking involved fatherhood legislation signed into law by Governor Ron…

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Senator Ileana Garcia Appointed to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Tallahassee–Senate President Wilton Simpson (R–Trilby) today announced the appointment of Senator Ileana Garcia (R-Miami), Chair of the Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Senator Garcia’s term of service begins immediately and expires June 15, 2026.   “I am pleased to appoint Senator Garcia as a member…

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Attorney General Moody Helps Secure More Than $233 Million From Mallinckrodt Over Alleged Underpayment of Medicaid Drug Rebates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody helped secure more than $233 million through a multistate action alleging that a nationwide pharmaceutical company defrauded Medicaid. Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC, formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc, sells and markets pharmaceuticals nationwide. Of the more than $233 million secured through this nationwide effort, more than $14 million will go to…

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