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Florida House ordered to respond to sine die lawsuit by 10 a.m. Friday

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On Thursday afternoon, Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner asked the Florida Supreme Court to order the House to return Friday, the session’s last regularly scheduled day. The Court responded by ordering the House until 10 a.m. Friday to respond to the petition. The Democrats will then have until 12:30 p.m. to answer the House’s reply. The complaint alleges the House’s action was unconstitutional. Florida’s Constitution includes a provision that neither chamber can adjourn for more than 72 hours during the…

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Florida Democrats unveil text of mailers, robocalls targeting vulnerable House Republicans

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As lobbyists and pols alike collect their collective jaws from the floor in the wake of Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s Sine Die adjournment spectacle, the Florida Democratic Party is wasting no time in making political hay out of it. The FDP told SaintPetersBlog that it is hitting vulnerable members of the majority in the GOP-dominated Florida House of Representatives with a targeted campaign of mailers and robocalls, including one aimed at state Rep. Kathleen Peters, who represents the deeply purple District 69 in…

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