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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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Miami Threatens to Sue Airbnb, Hit Residents for Code Compliance Over Short-Term Rentals

miamismall-sunshinestatenews.jpg Before Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado heads out of office, he has a parting gift for some of his constituents: whacking them with code compliance violations for voicing their opinions at a City Commission meeting. On Thursday, a group of Miami property owners renting their homes out on Airbnb showed up at Miami City Hall, begging […] 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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GOP’s Tom Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

081809-tom-rooney.jpg “Obamacare is the law of the land forever now,” a fuming U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said today after House Republicans failed to enact — or even bring to a vote — a long-promised health care overhaul. Rooney was elected in 2008 to a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional district. He voted against the Affordable Care […] Continue reading →
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Melania Trump makes cameo as Palm Beach County GOP raises money at Mar-a-Lago

032417-melania.jpg Melania Trump leaves a VIP reception before the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club Friday in Palm Beach. (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — There was no visit by President Donald Trump, who remained in Washington, but first lady Melania Trump made a cameo appearance Friday night as […] 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 →
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Everglades Restoration Already Underway

everglades restoration The Florida Everglades is undergoing the largest environmental restoration program ever attempted in the United States.  The Comprehensive Environmental Restoration Plan (CERP) is a $16 billion joint federal and state multi-year ongoing effort to reverse the damage that was done by draining the Everglades by developers and the government almost 100 years ago.   CERP […] Continue reading →