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Gov. Scott’s budget would tighten state control over Tri-Rail money

061215-biz-all-aboard-fares-02-1-1.jpg Gov. Rick Scott has waded into a growing debate over Tri-Rail funding, and it could mean less money for the agency responsible for the trains. Amid debate over a controversial contract awarded last week, Scott’s budget proposal released this morning includes a paragraph that would crack down on the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s spending. Passengers […] Continue reading →

Florida National Guard troops help out at Trump’s inauguration

img_1564.jpg Members of the Florida National Guard are in Washington, D.C., to help local law enforcement with President Donald Trump’s inauguration. About 340 Sunshine State troops assisted U.S. Park Police with crowd control south of the Capitol, and helped with cybersecurity efforts. National Guard members from across the U.S. helped make the inauguration run smoothly. Here, […] Continue reading →

Lois Frankel: Women’s March a sign to Trump that ‘women are watching’

121016-heroin-summit-5.jpg When U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel attends the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, she’ll stand alongside dozens of women from her district, which includes much of central and southern Palm Beach County. The Democratic representative and former West Palm Beach mayor is slated to go to the rally after attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration […] Continue reading →

With Hispanic voters helping power Rubio, Murphy hires outreach strategist

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy With polls showing Republican U.S. Senate Marco Rubio much stronger with Florida Hispanics, Democratic rival Patrick Murphy announced Thursday he has hired a new strategist to lead media and outreach efforts with these same voters. Freddy Balsera, who runs Coral Gables-based Balsera Communications, will advise Murphy’s homestretch among #Florida Hispanics, who […] Continue reading →

Clinton holds wide leads over Trump among Hispanics in Florida and battleground states, poll shows

 Clinton topping Trump among Hispanics. But is she doing good enough in #Florida? Hillary Clinton holds substantial leads over Donald Trump among Hispanic voters in five battleground states, including Florida, a poll Thursday shows. The survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative shows Clinton with close to two-to-one leads or greater […] Continue reading →

In USA Today editorial, Scott blames “complete dysfunction” in D.C. for stalled funding of Zika fight

 Gov. Rick #Scott blames Washington for failing to finance fight against Zika virus Gov. Rick Scott wrote a guest editorial for Thursday’s USA Today, blaming the “complete dysfunction in Washington” for blocking critical funding to fight the Zika virus. &8220;When you travel around and talk to voters all across the country today, they will tell […] Continue reading →

Bondi on alleged Trump U. pay-for-play scheme: ‘I would never, ever trade any campaign contribution…for some type of favor’

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks in the rain with #Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as they arrive at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sought to damper Tuesday the firestorm swirling around her accepting a $25,000 campaign check from the Donald J. Trump Foundation shortly before […] Continue reading →

Universities Want Another $14.5 Million to Hire Mental Health Professionals

 By:  Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Date:  September 19, 2016 – 10:00pm With a 48 percent increase in the number of students seeking counseling, #Florida universities are asking for an additional $14.5 million in the coming budget year to hire more mental health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses and prevention specialists. Source link Continue reading →