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Florida undecided on request from voter fraud commission

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Florida officials say they are considering a request for voter information from President Donald Trump‘s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said he has not seen the letter that had been sent to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Wednesday. But a spokeswoman for Detzner said the agency was reviewing the request. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity asked election officials across the country for voter information, including names, political…

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Tampa resident makes vocal argument against red light cameras, ‘kangaroo’ court

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While red-light cameras are unconstitutional in many areas, they are still in full effect in several others, including Hillsborough County. Edwin Martin, a 63-year-old Tampa resident, is one of the drivers have been challenging the citations. Martin claims such citations are “ridiculous” because they encourage drivers to make “panic stops” at yellow lights, and not continue through an intersection. These stops would lead to “possible rear-end collisions.” And after sitting in roughly 30 cases in the Red-Light Camera Court while…

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John Hishta: In honor of my grandmother … and future generations

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Exactly one year ago, AARP launched a campaign to put the spotlight on Social Security in the 2016 presidential election. This mission had special meaning for me because of Social Security’s role in my own family. When I was growing up in Syracuse, New York, my grandmother moved in with us. She was a widow, and she didn’t have much. But she never wanted to be a burden. Social Security made it possible for her to chip in with household expenses. And…

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AARP: Take A Stand on Social Security

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Social Security is one of the most important programs in our nation, holding the health, happiness and well-being for people of all ages. As people become older and are living longer, they are more likely to outlive other forms of retirement income. The Social Security program not only provides monthly benefits to retired workers but also to families when the worker retires, dies or becomes disabled. AARP’s national accountability campaign “Take a Stand” is well underway in Florida, and our…

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AARP poll: Florida women voters age 50-plus overwhelmingly want fast Social Security update

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Florida women voters overwhelmingly favor fast action to update Social Security and keep it strong for their children and grandchildren, according to a new AARP poll of women voters nationwide and in Florida. Overwhelmingly, 74 percent of women voters 50-plus agreed Congress and the next president should act immediately on Social Security, while 53 percent said they would be impacted if the program is not updated by 2034, when beneficiaries could face a cut of nearly a quarter of their…

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Expand Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, Charlie Crist says

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist spent part of Tuesday morning visiting a housing development in the unincorporated Lealman area that was designed mostly for veterans and disabled veterans. Crist went to Duval Park to see for himself one solution to some of the obstacles veterans face when trying to return to private life. Those obstacles were at the forefront of a roundtable discussion he held Friday with a group of veterans. What he found was a place one vet likened to…

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AARP: Social Security celebrates 81 years!

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That’s a birthday we celebrate with pride — and I hope you take a minute to sign our birthday card! But it’s also a timely reminder that action is needed. If our leaders fail to update Social Security, future retirees could face benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent. Think about that! A cut that large would send shock waves around the country. It would hurt millions of people and push many into poverty. It would take away money people need…

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