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Personnel note: Sterling Ivey joins FDLE comm’s team

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Sterling Ivey, a veteran of state government communications, now has joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a communications coordinator. FDLE communications director Gretl Plessinger announced the move Tuesday. He’ll “serve as an FDLE spokesperson and will be responsible for coordinating news releases, interviews, press conferences and internal communications,” she said. Ivey, most recently vice president of corporate communications for SunTrust Banks, has nearly two decades of experience with state agencies. He was public information officer for the Polk…

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Florida lawmaker wants investigation of Planned Parenthood

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A Florida legislator wants a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood, but the organization calls the request “politically motivated.” Rep. Charles McBurney, a Jacksonville Republican, asked for investigation in a letter Thursday to the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gretl Plessinger, a spokeswoman for the agency, said FDLE would begin a preliminary review to determine whether the allegations are criminal. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after the release of secretly recorded videos that showed officials discussing…

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Bill Day’s latest: Daniel Tilson and the FDLE Keystone Cops

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In his newest editorial cartoon, Bill Day takes on the state’s “Keystone Cops,” otherwise known as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE, in a rare moment of self-reflection, acknowledged it “could have better evaluated” the “threat” from Boca Raton-based blogger Daniel Tilson. Tilson’s transgression? Using a Beatles lyric in a recent Context Florida post criticizing Gov. Rick Scott’s tax-cut proposal. Tilson’s column mocked Scott’s tax-cut plan, comparing it to the album Magical Mystery Tour. A Facebook post linking to…

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