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Senate Democrats could help block budget veto override — with caveats

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Senate Democrats are ready to work with Gov. Rick Scott should he veto the massive education reform bill pushed by House leaders in the final days of the 2017 Session. Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald reports that Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon is prepared to help prevent an override of Scott’s veto, under the right circumstances. A chorus of voices are calling Scott to veto HB 7069 — as well as the entire K-12 budget. If that happens,…

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Ruth’s List partners with Florida Democratic Party for training candidates

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Florida Democrats are launching a first-ever partnership with progressive activist group Ruth’s List to prepare the next generation of women seeking elected office. The Florida Democratic Party House and Senate Victory committee announced the yearlong collaboration with Ruth’s List Florida — the state’s largest resource for Democratic women – which includes a series of political retreats for prospective candidates. Nearly 20 candidates recruited to run for office in competitive districts across Florida attended the inaugural two-day training session this weekend. On…

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