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Irma recovery could require 11M meals, 24,000 tarps and more

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With the arrival of what is potentially one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Florida, officials have set aside 3.2 million liters (0.85 million gallons) of water, filled 67 trailers with meals, and amassed 24,000 tarps. They also have asked the federal government to kick in 11 million meals and millions more liters (gallons) of water, plus nearly 700 cases of baby supplies.

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Jeff Sessions: U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on privately run prisons. It followed a…

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Rick Scott: “disappointing” Obama admin rejected emergency declaration following Orlando shooting

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Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he finds it thoroughly “disappointing” Obama administration authorities have denied his request for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of last weekend’s deadly shooting at an Orlando night club. Scott cited $5 million he requested which the state of Florida will miss out on, which Scott said would have funded “emergency response efforts, law enforcement response, emergency medical care, counseling services and other social services to assist victims.” Federal officials have, however, approved $253,000 to help pay for…

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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott, the Sopranos and underwater Floridians

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Gov. Rick Scott, in his latest tirade against the Obama administration, compares the federal government to a famous fictional organized crime family. “This is the Sopranos,” Scott said during an interview with Fox News. “They’re using bullying tactics to attack our state. It’s wrong. It’s outrageous … they’re not worried about poor.” In the eyes of editorial cartoonist Bill Day, what is truly outrageous is Scott’s intention to sue the federal government for withholding the federal Low Income Pool – the…

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Poll: Response to oil spill worse than handling of Hurricane Katrina

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ABC NEWS reports Americans by more than 2-1 support pursuit of criminal charges in the nation’s worst oil spill, with increasing numbers calling it a major environmental disaster, eight in 10 criticizing the way BP’s handled it — and the federal government’s own response rated worse than it was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Continue reading here.

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