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Aramis Ayala's Hundreds-Strong Supporting Cast to Hit Capitol

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg Aramis Ayala, who probably 90 percent of Florida had never heard of before March, may wind up as one of the 2017 legislative session’s most prominent figures. Indirectly, anyway. At 12:30 p.m. Thursday the ‘Ride for Aramis,’ a several-hundred-strong rally of support for the Orange-Osceola state attorney, will culminate at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Organizers […] Continue reading →
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Joe Negron Under Attack From Tea Party Groups and Conservative Lawmakers For Senate Bill 10

tea party Sen. Joe Negron Continues to Have His “Conservative Credentials” Questioned Conservative Florida lawmakers and the largest TEA Party organizations in the state have one thing in common.  They both are fighting against a bill being promoted by senate president Joe Negron (Senate Bill 10 – http://bit.ly/2mMDpez) to spend $2.4 billion on an unneeded and wasteful […] Continue reading →
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2018: Andrew Gillum endorsed by longtime Palm Beach County Dem

gillum-gannon.jpg Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been endorsed by Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon in the Democratic 2018 race for governor. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s Democratic campaign for governor has picked up an early endorsement from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon — a longtime player in local Democratic politics who should help open doors […] Continue reading →
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Tom Rooney rips Bill Nelson on Gorsuch; ‘weighing all his options for 2018’

081809-tom-rooney.jpg U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson‘s announcement Monday that he opposes President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court drew immediate fire from Republicans.   Sen. Bill Nelson says he’ll vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Nelson photo by Rich Graulich/Palm Beach Post; Gorsuch vote by Susan Walsh/AP) One […] Continue reading →
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Bill Nelson: No on Gorsuch, yes to Democratic filibuster

nelson-gorsuch1.jpg Sen. Bill Nelson says he’ll vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Nelson photo by Rich Graulich/Palm Beach Post; Gorsuch vote by Susan Walsh/AP) Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson announced today he opposes President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.   And Nelson said he will support Democratic attempts to use a filibuster to […] Continue reading →
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Frankel seeks federal money for local costs when Trump visits

031917-trump-bingham-melbell.jpg The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies assist the Secret Service when President Donald Trump visits Palm Beach. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) The Democrat who represents President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago in Congress says the federal government should step in to reimburse Palm Beach County taxpayers for security costs and […] Continue reading →
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Brian Mast makes rousing unity call to GOP colleagues on health care bill

brian-mast-ed-board.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is leaning toward supporting a health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump. Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is officially undecided but appears to be leaning toward supporting the health care overhaul scheduled for a vote today after Thursday’s postponement.   Mast — who heard from a parade of Obamacare […] Continue reading →
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Dems seeking Trump visitor logs call bill ‘MAR-A-LAGO Act’

mar-a-lago-flag.jpg Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is the target of Democratic legislation in Washington. Four Democratic Senators and a Democratic House member introduced legislation today to require President Donald Trump to reveal who visits his weekend White House, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.   New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (front, left) joins […] Continue reading →
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Melissa McKinlay begins fundraising for 2018 commission re-election bid

110414-melissa-mckinlay-elex-night.jpg Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay on election night in 2014 (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who quietly opened a re-election campaign for her western-county District 6 seat earlier this month, has begun hitting up supporters for campaign cash.   She’s the first commission candidate to open a […] Continue reading →
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Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance

Dennis Baxley A bill targeted at protecting shows of spiritual faith in public areas schools passed the Senate on nearly party-line vote Thursday, while a variation that is more-limited toward the House floor. The Senate voted 23-13 to approve its bill (SB 436), after a debate that is sometimes-emotional. Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, joined Republicans in voting […] Continue reading →