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House advances bill that would change Tampa’s election dates

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Under a new bill passed Wednesday by the House Government Accountability Committee, Tampa would need to change the dates of municipal elections every four years. Changes to when local municipalities hold election days was one of a series of proposals included in a committee-written bill passed by the House Government Accountability Committee, approved easily by a 22-1 vote. Historically, residents in the city of Tampa voted in primary and general municipal election held in March. Under the committee bill passed, the election would…

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Darryl Rouson files Dozier School apology bill

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Countless young Floridian men were brutalized at the Dozier School in Marianna up until 2011. Two Florida Democrats, St. Petersburg Sen. Darryl Rouson and Jacksonville Rep. Tracie Davis, believe that it is time for the state to answer for the abuse conducted over a staggering 111 years. HR 1335/SR 1440 were filed, asserts a press release from the legislators, “to strongly condemn and apologize for the horrors and abuses” at the Jackson County reform school, which routinely saw human rights violations imposed to punish infractions…

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Technical issues emerge at Duval polling places

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On Tuesday morning, the 199 polling places in Duval County have given a new meaning to the term “stacking paper.” With electronic poll books down down, all of them are using paper precinct registers. First Coast News reports that the “elections office says it’s working to fix the issues but has no estimated time for a potential resolution.” Meredith Beatrice of the Florida Department of State offered the following reassurance: “The Department of State has spoken with the Duval County…

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