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Florida service employees union endorses Joanne Lentino for Pinellas School Board

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The Florida chapter of the Service Employees International Union has endorsed Joanne Lentino for the District 1 at-large seat on the Pinellas County School Board. “SEIU Florida has endorsed Joanne Lentino … because we are confident she will bring people together to improve the academic success of all children in Pinellas County,” said Alphonso Mayfield, president of SEIU’s Florida Public Services Union. “She has the experience, integrity and community spirit to get the job done. We will be activating our networks…

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Service employees’ union endorses Charlie Justice, Carol Cook

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The Florida branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed candidates in Pinellas County elections. At the county level, Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice and School Board member Carol Cook, both running for re-election, received the union’s support. At the local level, Dunedin Mayor Julie Bujalski, who is seeking re-election, also received the union’s endorsement. The union also supports renewing the one-half mill ad valorem tax for school district operating expenses. And, at the state level, the SEIU has endorsed…

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Endorsement Watch: Florida Medical Association, Florida Retail Federation, SEIU Florida and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Retail Federation, and the Service Employees International Union Florida — issued endorsements. — Rebecca Negron has received the backing of James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. “It is my pleasure to be among the many solid conservatives who are supporting Rebecca Negron’s…

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Bob Buckhorn bashes Donald Trump’s vision for the economy

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Whatever one wants to say about Hillary Clinton, her campaign appears to be extremely disciplined in the Sunshine State. As the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was bashing Donald Trump’s economic record in a speech in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, the campaign sent out its top Tampa Bay area surrogate, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, to join with a small-business man to denounce Trump’s plans — or lack thereof — for the economy. “Twitter is not an economic policy,” Buckhorn said in his beginning remarks. “I think…

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Kathy Castor praises Obama immigration actions as case goes to Supreme Court

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Arguments were held in the Supreme Court Monday in United States v. Texas, the intensely fought legal battle regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that he made in November of 2014. Obama’s proposal would create a new program to allow the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to obtain temporary work authorization to remain in the country. The administration also intends to expand the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, that provides similar relief and work permits to undocumented…

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