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China wants ‘information dominance’ through ‘political warfare’

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China wants “information dominance” and is willing to engage in “political warfare” to get it, an expert said Wednesday at a Tallahassee town hall on the communist country’s theft of intellectual property, or IP. The hour-and-a-half event on the Florida State University campus was billed as a Congressional “field hearing” by Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Neal Dunn, both of whom represent Florida Panhandle districts. State Rep. Loranne Ausley, a Tallahassee Democrat and IP attorney, also attended the event. Dean Cheng, Senior…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Hope Holt, formerly calendar coordinator in the House Clerk’s Office, is now serving as a program specialist for the Office of Professional Development. Off: Tina White stepped down as policy chief for the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Off: Dane Bennett is no longer a legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. Off: Theresa Frederick and Isabela Dorneles are no longer legislative assistants for North Miami…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Charlotte Jones has replaced Roshanda Jackson as district secretary for Jacksonville Democratic Rep. Kimberly Daniels. On: Joshua Winograd is a new legislative assistant for Delray Beach Democratic Rep. Emily Slosberg. Off: Karol Molinares is no longer Slosberg’s legislative assistant. Off: Alison Roldan is no longer a district secretary for Miami Democratic Rep. Robert Asencio. Off: Rachel Wise is no longer a district secretary for…

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Voters said yes, but Florida may change class size limits

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Florida’s voter-approved class size limits could be eased under a bill now moving in the state Legislature. The Florida House on Wednesday voted 95-22 for a bill (HB 591) that would change the way class sizes are calculated. If the bill became law, then schools would measure class sizes by a schoolwide average instead of measuring it at the classroom level. A similar bill is moving in the Senate. Voters in 2002 first approved class size limits and rejected an…

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Andrew Gillum announces a dozen endorsements from local leaders

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Add a dozen more local government officials to the list of Floridians backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor. Gillum’s campaign announced 12 new local endorsements, bringing the the total number of endorsements to nearly 20 in the month since he announced his 2018 gubernatorial bid. In a joint statement released by the Gillum campaign, elected officials said they were backing Gillum because he “has the experience and vision to make life better for every one of our constituents.” “Mayor…

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Loranne Ausley endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida governor

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State Rep. Loranne Ausley on Monday announced her support for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, as governor. “I have worked closely with Andrew since he was FAMU student body president, serving our community together from our respective roles in local and state government,” the Tallahassee Democrat said in a statement. “Andrew doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk.” Ausley said they “share a passion for children’s issues and during his time in office, he has dedicated himself to ensuring that…

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