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Supreme Court OKs gambling control, felon voting rights amendments

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The state’s highest court on Thursday gave its approval for proposed state constitutional amendments on voter approval of new gambling and restoring voting rights to ex-cons. But there’s a big ‘if’ before either can be placed on the 2018 statewide ballot—both amendments still need hundreds of thousands of signatures. Moreover, Justices Ricky Polston and R. Fred Lewis dissented on the gambling amendment, saying “the ballot title and summary do not clearly inform the public that the proposed amendment may substantially affect slot…

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Dispute with signature gathering firm all but dooms solar power amendment from getting on 2016 ballot

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The group behind one of two competing solar-power constitutional amendments is throwing in the towel on 2016 and “exploring options for a 2018 campaign,” according to a spokeswoman. As FloridaPolitics.com reported Thursday, a payment dispute with a signature-gathering firm made it unlikely that Floridians for Solar Choice would garner enough signatures to get on the ballot next year. The deadline to submit the requisite 683,149 signatures is Feb. 1. “All petitions gathered in Florida are valid for a full 24 months from the date of signing,…

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Jack Latvala leads Nina Hayden by 23 points in race for Florida Senate seat

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According to exclusive poll results obtained by this blog, Republican Jack Latvala holds a 23 point lead over Democrat Nina Hayden.  Latvala  leads Hayden 51% – 28% according to this poll taken on March 17 & 18  and has a margin of error of 4.9%.  Keep in mind, this is not my poll, so I cannot verify the polls’ results, but my source for this information is from the same source that provided the spot-on polling data during the St. Petersbug Mayoral Race.  Latvala maintains…

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U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite cites display of support from constituents for opposition to health care reform — only problem is they’re from Pennsylvania

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Received this e-mail from Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite: It appears today is D-day for health care in Washington. Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat Leadership team continue to send mixed signals on their vote count, so it is not yet clear what the final tally will be. One group who has made their vote very clear is the American people. Thousands of Americans have descended upon our Nation’s Capitol to voice their firm opposition to ObamaCare. While some Members have their doors…

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U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite cites display of support from constituents for opposition to health care reform — only problem is they’re from Pennsylvania

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Received this e-mail from Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite: It appears today is D-day for health care in Washington. Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat Leadership team continue to send mixed signals on their vote count, so it is not yet clear what the final tally will be. One group who has made their vote very clear is the American people. Thousands of Americans have descended upon our Nation’s Capitol to voice their firm opposition to ObamaCare. While some Members have their doors…

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Must-read story: Signature gathering may have run afoul of federal election laws

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Two young men popped out of a van, and sidled up to people waiting outside the polling place at the Gull Aire Village clubhouse Tuesday morning in Oldsmar. We’re students from the Pinellas vocational center. Would you mind signing a petition to put Beverly Biliris on the ballot this year? Matter of fact, Chris Latvala said he would mind. His stepmother is Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala, the fellow Republican who Billiris is running to unseat this year. Undeterred, the…

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Kendrick Meek calls for health reform approval through reconciliation, says he’s only 10,000 signatures away from goal

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Kendrick Meek on Friday called for a simple majority vote and reconciliation process to approve President Obama’s health care reforms. “We Floridians deserve an up-and-down vote on health care,” the Democratic candidate said at a campaign rally here. “There can be no ‘let’s start all over again.’ We can’t move the goal post further and further away. We need health care and we need it to be affordable.” Meek, who addressed 50 supporters at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church,…

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