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By DAVID ROYSE  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 17, 2013….Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during the next election in Florida, an effort to reduce long lines experienced this past November – that would be a reversal of course for Republicans. Scott signed a bill two years ago shortly after taking office, that reduced the number ...

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Fort Lauderdale Offers Third Annual Medication Take Back Event Sunday, Jan. 27 Event to coincide with annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale is sponsoring its third annual Medication Take Back Event on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Take Back Event occurs in conjunction with the annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event. Both events will take place at their new location, which is 301 N. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.   During the Medication Take Back Event t ...

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By MICHAEL PELTIER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 23, 2013.....Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to give every full time public school teacher a $2,500 raise, a request that was met with encouragement, caution and a more than a little skepticism by la ...

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Hastings Reintroduces Establish National Emergency Centers Bill

Hastings Reintroduces Establish National Emergency Centers Bill (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) reintroduced the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act, legislation which would authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create emergency centers for temporary housing and other relief efforts in the event of a natural disaster. Please find attached ...

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Overtown Music Project

  Friends, Overtown Music Project's annual fundraiser will be at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach on Saturday, January 26, 2013, and will showcase a mash up of an 18-piece big band with hip hop, funk and soul. MASEO from De La Soul will be DJ'ing.   The event celebrates the connection between Overtown and the Fontainebleau, a hotel where Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Etta James once performed.The ev ...

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Governor’s Salary Increase Proposal

Regarding Governor Rick Scott’s Proposed Teacher Raises   By BTU President Sharon Glickman, Esq. January 23, 2013      “Florida’s teachers need raises, but the state has a long tradition of taking away as much as they give to public schools, teachers and support staff as well as our students.   The fact that the Governor is proposing raises after he just balanced the state budget on the backs of the state’s ...

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Hastings Votes Against the “No Budget, No Pay Act”

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) voted against H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” which would suspend the debt ceiling through May 18, 2013, as well as withhold salaries from Members of Congress if the House and Senate do not adopt a budget resolution by April 15, 2013. “I voted against this legislation because we don’t have time to waste on silly political gimmicks that co ...

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Beyonce Sings National Anthem at Obama Inauguration


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