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State Rep Candidate Angel Perry Calls on Florida Politics to Stop Calling Me Man

ORLANDO, Fla. – In a press release, Florida State Representative District 50 candidate Angel Perry called on Florida Politics to fix its false and misleading article,  https://floridapolitics.com/archives/456640-robyn-hattaway-starts-hd-50-campaign-with-20000-raised/ published on September 10, 2021, referring to her as a male three times. “This article is making it sound like my opponent is the only woman in this…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Monoclonal Antibody Site in Osceola County

ST. CLOUD, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was in St. Cloud to announce that Florida will open a new monoclonal antibody treatment site in Osceola County at St. Cloud Community Center. Additionally, the Governor was joined by Floridians who have recovered thanks to monoclonal therapies. Florida now has 23 state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites. The…

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State Rep. Fentrice Driskell Appointed to Redistricting Committee

Tampa, FL – In a press release, Florida State Representative Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) announced today that she was appointed by House Speaker Chris Sprowls to the 2022 Redistricting Committee. Representative Driskell issued the following statement: “I am grateful and honored to have been appointed to the 2022 Redistricting Committee. The people of Florida can trust that…

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Representative Willhite Refiles House Memorial Recognizing Veteran Suicide

WELLINGTON, Fla. – Today State Representative Matt Willhite (D-Wellington) filed HM 63, which urges the United States Congress to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an identical version of this House Memorial during the last legislative session,…

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State Representative Marie Woodson Travels to Haiti with Envoy to Address Political and Humanitarian Crisis in the Nation

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Today, August 30, 2021, State Representative Marie Woodson (D-Hollywood) of House District 101 travels to Haiti accompanied by a handful of other elected officials in an effort to meet with the current Prime Minister of Haiti Ariel Henry and other members of his cabinet. The envoy will meet to discuss the current political and humanitarian crisis taking place…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Deployment of Florida Resources to Assist Louisiana and Mississippi with Hurricane Ida Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that the State of Florida is deploying resources to assist Louisiana and Mississippi with recovery from Hurricane Ida. “The state of Florida stands with both our Gulf Coast neighbors as they face the devastation left by Hurricane Ida,” said Governor Ron…

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Orange County Legislative Delegation Announces Virtual Public Meeting Only

Orange County, Fla. – Senator Randolph Bracy, Chair of the Orange County Legislative Delegation, has announced the following date and information concerning the delegation’s public meeting: Date: Monday, August 30, 2021 Times: 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Government officials and spokespersons for government-related entities) 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Individuals and community-related entities.) Location: Virtual Meeting Only…

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Rep Grieco Files Bill Criminalizing Fake COVID Vaccine Cards

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN) – Amid a rising number of cases where people have been presenting fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, State Representative Michael Grieco (D-113) filed a bill this week seeking to create criminal penalties on fake vaccine certificates. The proliferation of fake vaccine cards, which some websites sell for between $50 and $200–one even offered…

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