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Category Archives: State & Local Politics

DeSantis rips Biden Administration for revoking monoclonal antibody supply

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Florida Department of Health announced monoclonal antibody sites statewide will be closed after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) abruptly revoked the drug’s emergency use authorization Monday. Statement by Governor Ron DeSantis  Governor Ron DeSantis is demanding the Biden Administration reverse its sudden and reckless decision to revoke emergency…

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“It’s Not About Having a Sheet of Paper”: Gov. DeSantis Approves Funds for Workforce Education

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced $2.3 million in funds for rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, such as Logistics and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), during a press conference on Thursday at the Hardee Campus at South Florida State College. “If you look at our economy these days, a four-year university…

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Florida Transportation Secretary Picked as Preferred Candidate for New Orlando Airport CEO

ORLANDO, FL. – The search for the next Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) reached an important milestone today. After considering presentations and interviews of the four finalists at a special morning meeting, the GOAA Board voted 6-1 to select Florida Secretary of Transportation Kevin Thibault as the preferred candidate to succeed…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Seek State Funding for Two Local Appropriations Projects Clears First Committee

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) filed several funding requests for local projects to be included in the state’s 2022-2023 budget.  On Thursday, two appropriations projects sponsored by Representative Morales cleared their first committee stops. House Bill 2037, an appropriations project seeking $477,500 for the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council cleared the Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee and House…

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Representative Bartleman and Senator Rodriguez File Legislation to Expedite Upgrades to South Florida’s Aging Flood Control System

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Representative Robin Bartleman (D-Weston) and Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez (R) filed HB 513/SB 1326 – Comprehensive Review Study of the Central and Southern Florida Project in advance of the 2022 legislative session. The Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project consists of nearly 2,600 miles of canals, 1,000 miles of levees, 1,300 water…

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Representative Hinson and Senator Torres File Health Care Transparency Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Representative Yvonne Hinson (D-Gainesville) and State Senator Victor M. Torres, Jr. (D-Orlando) recently filed legislation HB 373 and SB 1742 to increase transparency in Florida’s health care system. The legislation would address denials of care by requiring hospitals and health care institutions that refuse to provide care for nonmedical reasons to disclose that fact to patients and to…

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Senator Linda Stewart’s bill on Sexual Battery upon a Mentally Incapacitated Person clears first committee

Tallahassee, FL –SB 868, sponsored by Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), passed favorably by unanimous vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Representative Emily Slosberg-King (D–Boca Raton) has filed HB 525 in the House of Representatives. The legislation has two (2) more stops in the Senate and three (3) stops in the House before going to the full Chambers for passage into law.…

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