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Joe Negron’s land buy plan a non-starter with likely Republican voters, poll shows

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Likely Republican voters are against the Florida Senate proposal to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee, according to a new poll released by the Associated Industries of Florida obtained by The survey asked Republican voters about a variety of issues on the table for the 2017 Legislative Session and no matter the wording, the South Florida land buy was a loser. When asked whether the Legislature should use eminent domain to purchase the farmland for environmental purposes, a whopping 65…

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Polk County Democratic Women’s Club to host Lakeland walk, rally

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The Democratic Women’s Club of East Polk County will sponsor a walk and rally at Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, which it says is to emphasize women’s and social rights. Karen Welzel, president of the club, said the rally followed by the march around the lake is “to give a voice to groups and individuals feeling marginalized and attacked during this election cycle, and to bring to the forefront issues of importance to women.” Among those issues,…

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