Category Archives: State & Local Politics

Supervisor Daisy Morales Running for State Representative to Change Wrongful Death Law

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales filed paperwork Thursday, May 21, 2020 with the Florida Division of Elections to run for State Representative Amy Mercado’s House District 48 seat. Morales announced her filing in a press release and on her Daisy Morales for State Representative HD 48 campaign Facebook page Sunday, but the…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales Considering Running for State Representative Amy Mercado’s Seat

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD) Supervisor Daisy Morales (D) says she’s considering a run for State Representative Amy Mercado‘s District 48 seat. The seat is considered a safe district for Democrats with a large Hispanic population. Mercado (D-Orlando) recently filed paperwork to run against incumbent Orange County…

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UpLive Donates 8,000 Surgical Facemasks to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – UpLive celebrities and host that include talent manager Brett Schulman, Longwood Mayor Matt Morgan, actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy, The Queen of Versailles Jackie Siegel, and the entire UpLive Management team donated 8,000 surgical facemasks to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “UpLive is doing their part to help the front line heroes…

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Florida political, business heads to map state’s reopening

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed some of Florida’s most powerful political leaders and business executives Monday to a committee that will map out the state’s reopening from the coronavirus shutdown that has crippled much of the economy. DeSantis appointments to the Re-Open Florida Task Force’s executive committee include Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, the…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried waives fees, fines for businesses and license applicants during COVID-19

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried issued the following emergency orders and rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency orders and rules may be viewed here. “During this pandemic, we are taking every step necessary to protect Floridians,” said Commissioner Fried. “This includes waiving fees for businesses and license applicants, extending the expiration on concealed weapons and security guard…

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COVID-19: New Concealed Weapons License Applications in Florida Delayed

Tallahassee, Fla. – To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and help protect visitors and employees, the Governor has recommended state offices be temporarily closed to the public from Thursday, March 19th through Sunday, April 19th. As a result, FDACS Division of Licensing regional office personnel will not be available to fingerprint license applicants. Local law enforcement agencies and tax…

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