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Constitutional panel moves two public proposals

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The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on Monday moved forward on two public proposals to amend the state’s governing document: One to close the “write-in loophole,” and another to repeal a provision on high speed rail. The next chance for commissioners to directly sponsor public proposals will be on Oct. 17, during another meeting of the full Commission. Commissioners also adopted a recommendation from their Rules Committee to extend the public filing deadline to this Friday because of Hurricane Irma.

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Dave Aronberg takes himself out of consideration for U.S. Attorney

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After a news report listed him as one of six candidates in the running for U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, two-term Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg has taken himself out of consideration. “I’m honored that my name was mentioned, but I withdrew from consideration,” Aronberg, 46, told Florida Politics Wednesday morning. “I am committed to the important work being done in our community and eager to continue my service in Palm Beach County.” Before becoming Palm Beach…

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Florence Snyder: Florida’s opioid crisis, Part 4 – Showtime at the Kabuki Theater

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When Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi finally got around to talking about Florida’s opioid crisis, the hot air was suffocating. In parts of Florida, opioids have overtaken homicides and DUIs as a cause of very premature and utterly unnecessary death. That is not breaking news to anyone who has been paying even a little attention. In a time when reporters are in short supply, almost every newspaper in Florida has made a noble, front-page attempt to assess…

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Report: Florida toddler dead of starvation also infected from home reeking of dog feces, urine

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Disturbing details laid bare in a 245-page report released by the State Attorney’s Office this week sheds more light on the misery baby Tayla Aleman endured before eventually succumbing to her body’s frail state in April 2016, in Loxahatchee. Barely more than a year old, the limp body of the girl was cut short, victim to what prosecutors allege were parents – Alex Alejandro and Kristin Meyer-Alejandro – who were negligent in the child’s care, constituting a homicide, according to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.22.16 — The sad story of Chris Christie

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There’s no doubt Rudy Giuliani will get some meaty position in the upcoming Donald Trump administration, because the dude was loyal as hell to the president-elect throughout the past year. Chris Christie, on the other hand, may be looking at bupkes. The New Jersey governor was one of the first mainstream Republicans to endorse Trump, which he did after he flamed out in the New Hampshire primary. Since that time, reporters have had a field day blasting the one-time fierce (bullying?)…

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State drops charges against Javier Manjarres

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The state of Florida dropped charges against a conservative South Florida political blogger. On Monday, the State Attorney’s Office said it would not file attempted murder and battery charges against Javier Manjarres, the conservative blogger behind the Shark Tank blog. Manjarres was arrested in March after police reports had said he fired a weapon at an occupied vehicle. POLITICO Florida first reported the decision to drop the charges against Manjarres. In March, Jason Holowinski told the Boca Raton police that…

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Let Emily serve? Emily Slosberg files for 2016 Senate run

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Attorney and Democratic politico Emily Slosberg opened a campaign account Monday in Senate District 25, a Palm Beach-area Senate district held by Sen. Joe Abruzzo. Slosberg is the daughter of Boca Raton Rep. Irv Slosberg. She was previously thought to be waiting in the wings for his House District 91 seat until the lawmaker terms out in 2018, but the newly-revised Senate map created an opportunity for the 34-year-old. Rep. Slosberg told Florida Politics that his daughter was encouraged to run for the seat by…

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