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Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Miami Gardens on Sunday

Get ready, South Florida: Former President Bill Clinton is headed your way. Clinton is scheduled campaign in Miami Gardens on Sunday. The former president will be campaigning for his wife and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. The campaign announced former President Clinton will attend an organizing event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in […]

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California Shipper Tests Positive For Non-Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus At Turf Paradise

Just days after lifting its quarantine for the neurologic form of EHV-1, officials confirmed Wednesday that Turf Pradise has gotten a positive test for a non-neurologic form of equine herpesvirus. Vince Francia, general manager of the racetrack, said that a horse … Continue reading

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Florida Legislature bans state from doing business with any company that boycotts Israel

A bill that bans the state of Florida from doing business with any company that boycotts the nation of Israel has passed through both houses of the Legislature, and will soon go to Governor Rick Scott’s desk. The legislation is a shot at at the growing international movement to boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) the Israeli […]

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Rick Scott signs two trade secret bills into law

Florida Governor Rick Scott, on Wednesday, signed two bills into law that deal with trade secrets. Both bills were sponsored by Naples Republican Senator Garrett Richter. SB 180  expands the definition of “trade secret” to expressly include financial information under the definition. And SB 182, a companion bill,  protects financial information deemed to be a trade secret from […]

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Aggravated assault removed from 10-20-Life in Florida

A legislative priority of Senators Aaron Bean and Rob Bradley and Rep. Neil Combee, SB 228, was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday. The Self Defense Protection Act offers a narrow self-defense exception to mandatory minimum sentences, in the case of a jury believing that a defendant had a good-faith belief that using a firearm was justified as […]

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Dozier school relief bill passes Senate unanimously

A bill to provide funds for a “proper burial” for boys who died at the infamous Arthur Dozier School for Boys passed the Florida Senate on Wednesday. The bill also authorizes the Department of State to “preserve historical resources, records, archives, and artifacts” related to the site. The Dozier school was reportedly the site of unspeakable […]

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John Keane looms as wedge issue in 4th Circuit State Attorney’s race

State Attorney candidate Wes White had strong words about former Police and Fire Pension Fund executive director John Keane this week on social media. “It’s time for the City to stop bowing down to John Keane – and start standing up for Tax Payers,” White wrote. “If I were the State Attorney this highway robbery of tax dollars […]

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Senate passes measure categorizing computer coding as foreign language

The Florida Senate a bill that would classify computer coding as a “foreign language” for purposes of high school credit. Sen. Jeremy Ring‘s SB 468 passed the upper chamber by a vote of 35-5 after half an hour of heated debate, mostly among Ring’s fellow Democrats. Sen. Dwight Bullard said he agreed coding is an important skill for students to learn, […]

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