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Florida House Erupts In Celebration After Passing Rep. Morales Barber Services Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida House held its Thursday session for nearly two hours with state lawmakers debating and voting on approximately forty bills, including Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando)’s Barber Services bill, HB 855. Voters who live in an area represented by a first-time state representative shouldn’t be surprised if nothing happens to bills from their…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade in Florida. The funding for the bonuses would be $216 million from the third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency…

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Angel Perry Running to Replace Outgoing State Rep. Rene Plasencia

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Republican Angelique “Angel” Perry has filed paperwork Wednesday to run for Florida House of Representatives’ District 50 seat, which cover parts of Orange and Brevard counties, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. Perry, who is African American and a longtime union organizer in Central Florida, is running to replace…

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Morales’s Barber Services Bill Heads to House Floor with Bipartisan Support

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando)’s Barber Services bill (HB 855) heads for the House floor with bipartisan support after passing through its final committee, the House Commerce Committee, in a 24-0 vote Tuesday.  The bill authorizes barbers to shampoo, cut, or arrange hair in locations other than their registered barbershop without…

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State Representative Daisy Morales Marks 100 Days in Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Freshman State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) celebrates her first 100 days in office, sharing approximately three-and-a-half months of consistent service to her constituents, strong outreach to Hispanic and underserved communities, and bold legislative action. View the full report here.   “I’m proud of what my staff and I have already achieved in the first 100…

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Rep. Morales’s Barber Services Bill Clears First House Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Daisy Morales, a freshman state representative from Orlando, is celebrating a major legislative milestone in having her bill pass the first House committee on International Women’s Day, Monday morning. The measure, House Bill 855, passed the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee with a 16-0 vote.  The bill authorizes barbers to shampoo, cut, or arrange hair…

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Reps. Bartleman, Morales Issue Statements on Biden Administration Granting TPS Status to Venezuelans in the U.S.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – In an important shift in policy from the Trump administration, the Biden administration granted temporary protected status (or TPS), to Venezuelans living in the United States. This could allow thousands who fled Venezuela to stay in the country legally. State Representatives Robin Bartleman (D-Weston) and Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) have joined the…

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