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Bill Day’s latest: Insult, injury follows Frank Artiles from day one

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In the eyes of Bill Day, the 2015 legislative session has been … interesting … so far for Republican state Rep. Frank Artiles. Only hours before the fall of the opening gavel, the Miami-area Republican was having pre-session drinks at Clydes & Costello’s, a popular Tallahassee bar. Around 1:30 a.m., Artiles, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, (allegedly) punched a 21-year-old college student. The victim – identified as Peter Alberti – says he was only trying to get drinks at the…

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Trimmel Gomes launches ‘The Rotunda’ weekly political podcast

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Veteran broadcaster and communications expert Trimmel Gomes announced today his newest venture, The Rotunda, a weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics. The inaugural episode, available Friday on iTunes and other platforms, gives listeners an overview of opening week of the 2015 legislative session. Issues will include those such as the infamous “bar fight” with state Rep. Frank Artiles. Gomes also serves up interviews with Marc Caputo and Matt Dixon, and delves into the subject of…

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Same-sex bathroom bill moves through first committee stop

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Despite opposition from numerous equality, healthcare and social service groups, a bill making it illegal to use a restroom designated for the opposite sex was voted “favorable” during its first committee stop Wednesday. The Single-Sex Public Facilities bill proposed by South Florida Republican Frank Artiles passed the House Civil Justice Subcommittee 9-4 after countless speakers flooded the meeting. Pegged a pro-privacy, public safety effort aimed at curbing sexual assault in restrooms, members of the subcommittee acknowledged that it does come with some…

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Equality Florida asks for support killing an anti-trans bathroom bill

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The group Equality Florida is asking supporters to email their state representatives urging them to vote no on an anti-transgender bill making its way through committees on this first full day of session. The single-sex public facilities bill would require individuals to use only restrooms for the sex in which they were assigned at birth. The bill includes public restrooms, even those in private businesses. Business owners opposing the law would not be able to make exceptions and breaking it…

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Diane Roberts: Welcome to Tallahassee’s Festival of Bad Ideas

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OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – Some Florida towns have a strawberry festival; some have a seafood festival or a jazz festival or even a frog leg festival. Here in Florida’s capital, we put on an annual Festival of Bad Ideas. Its other name is the Legislative session. Come spring, legislators swarm, careening madly down our narrow, pretty streets like palmetto bugs lit up with a big dose of Raid. They land first at the Motherhive on Adams Street: that is to say,…

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