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Rick Scott makes eight judicial, state board appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced eight appointments and reappointments this week to a variety of Florida judicial, state boards, and commissions.

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Dana Young, environmentalists still holds hope for fracking ban in 2017

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House members now say the possibility of a fracking ban is dead for the 2017 Legislative Session. Sen. Dana Young thinks it’s premature to administer last rites, at least just yet. “You never say never, but now we’re saying it looks like that will be next year,”  Rep. Mike Miller, an Orlando Republican, told the Naples Daily News about his bill (HB 451) as the first month of Session ended this week. The reason for the impasse is the desire by some…

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February poised to be busy month for fundraising for lawmakers seeking re-election

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February will be a busy month for state lawmakers hoping to raise a few bucks for their next campaign before the start of the 2017 Legislative Session. Several candidates will be holding campaign fundraisers in Tallahassee during back-to-back-to-back committee weeks this month. House Majority, the campaign arm of the Florida GOP, will host fundraisers for nine House Republicans, all of which are running for re-election, in the next few weeks. On Feb. 15, there is a fundraiser for Reps. Heather Fitzenhagen, MaryLynn Magar, Kathleen…

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Lawmakers look to raise money during upcoming legislative committee meeting weeks

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It’s going to be a busy few weeks for Florida Republicans. House Majority announced fundraising events for seven House Republicans, all of which are running for re-election in 2018, between Jan. 24 and Feb. 20. The fundraising kicks off on Tuesday with an event for Rep. Bob Cortes. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Beer Industry of Florida, 110 South Monroe Street, Suite B. House Majority will also hold a fundraiser for Reps. Heather Fitzenhagen,…

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Holly Raschein files to run for re-election in 2018

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Count Rep. Holly Raschein in for 2018. The Key Largo Republican filed to run for re-election in House District 120. First elected in 2012, Raschein defeated Democrat Dan Horton, 57 percent to 43 percent, in the November general election. She led House candidates in fundraising, raising more than $549,000 during the 2016 election cycle. Raschein currently serves as the chairwoman of the House Natural Resources and Public Lands subcommittee. She’s also on the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations subcommittee and…

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Rick Scott signs the Florida Keys Stewardship Act

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The Florida Keys will get a little boost thanks to a bill signed into law this week. Gov. Rick Scott signed The Florida Keys Stewardship Act into law Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Wilton Simpson and Anitere Flores, and Rep. Holly Raschein, was one of 20 bills Scott signed into law. “The Florida Keys Stewardship Act is a step in the right direction, as these investments will protect the unique and pristine Florida Keys; and, in turn, fortify its…

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Dozens of candidates have raised $100,000 or more for their House races

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The end of the 2016 legislative session last month can only mean one thing — election season is coming. Campaign finance reports were due to the state on Monday. The March fundraising reports show that more than two dozen candidates for the Florida House have more than $100,000 in cash on hand, and several candidates raised upwards of $200,000 since getting in the race. The fundraising totals were compiled by On 3 Public Relations. House District 52 — Republican Brian Hodgers…

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