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Kathleen Passidomo elected Next Florida Senate President

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Republican Caucus of the Florida Senate today unanimously selected Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) as the President-Designate for the 2022-2024 Legislative Term. “In Florida, we are far better off than other states across the nation. That’s because of the strong conservative leadership. Despite the challenges, hardships and heartbreaking losses over the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $6M in Funding to Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – In a press conference at the American Aviation Flight Academy in Brooksville Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $6 million in state funds for a Hernando County workforce development project Monday morning. The governor stated the project will be a collaboration between the state, Hernando County and Pasco-Hernando State College to fund the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Twelve to the Florida Commission on Community Service

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Christina Bonarrigo Vilamil, Jayne Cerio, Henri Crockett, John Davis, Ebo Entsuah, Adam Farout, Dakeyan Graham, Autumn Karlinsky, Kerry Schultz, Kelli Walker and Ameiko Watson to the Florida Commission on Community Service, also known as Volunteer Florida. Tajiana Ancora-Brown Ancora-Brown, of Winter Garden, is…

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State Lawmakers Respond to Governor DeSantis’ $3.57M Fine on Leon County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Earlier today, the governor imposed a $3.57 million fine on Leon County Government for their decision to keep County employees safe by requiring them to receive immunization shots against COVID-19, unless a valid medical or religious exemption is presented. Leon County elected State officials released the following statements. “We can only move past…

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Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz as Some Teachers’ DeSantis-Signed Checks Bounce

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Source: Florida Democratic Party // Friday, the Florida Department of Education confirmed that at least fifty physical bonus checks issued to Florida educators drawing on funds from the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan were “impacted” by a banking error that caused some teacher’s checks to be returned for insufficient funds.   In…

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Representative Tracie Davis Partners with Magnolia Project and Healthy Start to Host Annual Community Baby Shower

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 starting at 9 a.m. and going until gifts last, Representative Tracie Davis (D-Jacksonville) will partner with Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition’s The Magnolia Project and Healthy Start programs to host the fifth annual community baby shower for expectant and new mothers. The baby shower is a FREE drive-thru event and it aims to provide mothers…

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State Representative Daisy Morales Appointed to Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) has been appointed by House Speaker Chris Sprowls to serve on the 2022 Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee. Representative Morales is currently serving her first term in the Florida House of Representatives and represents Florida House District 48, which includes Azalea Park, South Goldenrod, Orlando International Airport, Oak Ridge,…

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FDP Chair Statement on the Labor Department Reports U.S. Jobless Claims Hit a New Pandemic-Era Low Last Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today the Labor Department reported that initial filings for unemployment fell last week. Jobless claims totaled 340,000 for the week ending August 28, 2021. This is the lowest level since March of 2020, just before the pandemic caused a spike in claims for unemployment benefits. In response to this welcome news, Florida…

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