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Republican Randy Ross Files to Run for State HD 39, Prioritizes Senior Healthcare

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Political activist, political influencer, and conservative media personality Randy Ross, a Republican, has filed to run for Florida State House 39, focusing primarily on senior healthcare. “I have cared for my mother for over 25 years after her diagnosis with severe rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve been to hundreds of doctor’s appointments and…

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Orange County Government, Rollins College Announce 3-Year, $4M Partnership to Provide Nonprofit Training Support

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County Government and the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College today announced a three-year, $4 million partnership to provide nonprofit training support through Crummer’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, the region’s premier source for nonprofit education and management assistance. Funded by the American Rescue Plan…

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Fueled by Grassroots Support, Charlie Crist Brings in Over $1 Million in April

ST. PETERSBURG — Today, Charlie Crist’s campaign for Governor of Florida announced another fundraising haul of over $1 million raised in the month of April. The total marks Crist’s second consecutive million dollar fundraising month in 2022 and brings the campaign to more than $9.2 million total raised in the race to unseat Governor Ron DeSantis. April’s…

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Citizens Protest Decision for Toll Road Through Split Oak Forest Park

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Conservation groups and local residents held a press conference to protest the recent approval of the Osceola Parkway extension through Split Oak Forest Park by the Florida Communities Trust Board (FCTB) last week. “Citizens have strongly expressed their opposition to this project,” said Maria Revelles, director of conservation group Chispa…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Condemns Gov. DeSantis’s Congressional Map, Disney District Dissolution Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) issued a strong statement Thursday after participating in a sit-in on the Florida House floor in protest against Florida governor Ron DeSantis‘s Congressional map and went on to slam his campaign to dissolve Disney’s special districts.   State Rep. Morales’s Statement on DeSantis’s Congressional Map “Our…

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Charlie Crist Holds ‘Say Gay’ Round Table with Jim Obergefell, LGBTQ+ Community Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following the Florida Legislature’s passage of “Don’t Say Gay,” Charlie Crist held a “Say Gay” Roundtable with University of Central Florida students and LGBTQ+ activists, including, Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that enabled same-sex couples to marry. Along with Obergefell, Charlie was joined by Rep. Anna Eskamani, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida’s first…

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