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Rep. Perry Thurston Statement On Governor Scott’s Retreat from Race-based Education Plan.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Plantation), the incoming Florida House Democratic leader, issued the following statement:   “It is a favorable sign that Governor Scott has decided today to disavow himself from a highly controversial element of the Strategic Plan for public schools offered this month by the state Board of Education. I am hopeful that the Board of Education will recraft the p ...

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PAPER ASKS COURT TO SHIELD REPORTER

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA                                   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 11, 2012......l.A lawyer for The Florida Times-Union asked a Leon County judge to quash a subpoena for one of the paper’s reporters in a case involving a former aide for Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol Prosecutors want to talk to Times-Union reporter Matt Dixon about what he received from Carletha Co ...

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Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad Files for Bankruptcy

  by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you make millions giving financial advice to other people, the last thing anyone expects is for you to go bankrupt.   Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best-selling book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” has filed for bankruptcy.   Kiyosaki made the move after being wiped out by a $24 million dollar lawsuit that he lost to the Learning Annex.   The bankruptcy is not an indicator of K ...

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Florida billionaire tells employees Obama a threat to their jobs

Enlarge PhotoReuters/Reuters - Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel talks at his home in Windermere, Florida July 27, 2012. REUTERS/David Manning ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida billionaire has told his employees he could be forced to lay off some of them if U.S. President Barack Obama wins a second term, calling his administration a threat to their jobs. David Siegel, the owner of Orlando-based Westgat ...

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BATTLE TAKES SHAPE ABOUT LOCAL GUN LAW

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA HE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012.........A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday said two South Florida counties can pursue a legal challenge against Gov. Rick Scott about a state crackdown on local gun restrictions, though the House and Senate will be dropped from the case. Palm Beach County commissioners late last year filed a constitutional challenge to ...

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FBI arrests dozens in ID theft-tax fraud takedown in South Florida

By Jay Weaver     Federal authorities Wednesday stepped up their assault on the viral-like crime of identity theft and tax fraud, arresting dozens of South Florida suspects on charges of filing fake returns totaling millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors in Miami plan to unveil charges against more than 40 defendants accused of stealing the personal information of other people and using it to file fraudul ...

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FMU Aviation Program Soars with New Plane Purchase

The Florida Memorial University (FMU) Aviation and Safety Department ushered in a new era of excellence with the purchase of a Cessna 172 SP airplane. The university invited institutional stakeholders and community members to help dedicate the newest addition to the South Florida skies at Miami Executive Aviation in the Opa-Locka Airport. The U.S. Air Force and the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust provided gran ...

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Hastings Renews Call for Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Contact: Lale Mamaux  Phone: (202) 225-1313 www.alceehastings.house.gov   (Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) sent the following letter to President Obama urging the administration to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program.  This program would allow Haitians with approved family based visa petitions to come to the United States while awaiting their visas. (Please ...

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Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on September 2012 Jobs Report

MIAMI, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), issued the following statement on the September 2012 jobs report:   “The September job’s report is good news; 114,000 more Americans are now working. With the fall of the unemployment rate from 8 percent to 7.8 percent, this is a clear indication that we are moving forward and in the right direction under President Barack Obama’s leadership. T ...

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STATE AGENCY ISSUES CONSUMER ADVISORY WARNING OF ID THEFT SCAM

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation today issued a consumer advisory after learning an entity posing as the Department is allegedly targeting license holders in a potential identity theft scam. An unsolicited email which appears to be from the Department warns of pending disciplinary action against licenses. The email directs the recipient to call a Department investigat ...

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