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Judge: State Can’t Privatize All Florida Prison Health Care

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 4, 2012..........A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the power of the 14-member panel. The ruling, issued Tuesday, allows the Department of Corrections to privatize health-care service ...

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Local supervisors of elections came under fire Tuesday as lawmakers began probing

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 4, 2012..........Local supervisors of elections came under fire Tuesday as lawmakers began probing what went wrong in the 2012 elections, with state officials singling out five who reportedly deserve special scrutiny for their performance. Secretary of State Ken Detzner told lawmakers he would visit supervisors of elections i ...

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Democratic Ranking Members on House Committees and Subcommittees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Twenty-two members of the Florida House Democratic Caucus have been appointed as Ranking Members of committees and subcommittees of the Florida House of Representatives. Today, House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston extended his congratulations to those members and his appreciation to House Speaker Will Weatherford for making the appointments. “I am pleased that Speaker Weatherford agree ...

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DEMOCRATS FILE BILLS TO INCREASE EARLY VOTING HOURS

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 29, 2012….Democrats in the state Senate on Thursday filed the first legislation arising out of concerns over voting difficulties, seeking to expand early voting times and the places where early voting can occur. The measures would also eliminate a requirement that people who have moved into a community from outside the county vote a provisional ...

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Florida Democrats Respond to Gov. Scott’s Interference in the 18th Congressional District Election

(Washington, DC) Today, the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s interference in the election of Florida’s 18thCongressional district: “Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to undermine and pressure St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker – just because he would prefer to keep Allen West in Congress – is yet another blatant display o ...

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A Message To Broward Voters by Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward Supervisor of Elections

A Message to Broward Voters By Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Thursday, November 15, 2012   Dear Broward Voters,   The Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ Office located in South Florida, provided election services to over 1.1 million voters in the General Election conducted on November 6, 2012.  This election was one of the largest ever and attracted more than 76 ...

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Blacks key to Obama’s victory

Blacks overcame all obstacles and were key to Obama’s re-election to a second term, an analysis of voting data shows ...

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Congresswoman Wilson Congratulates JudicialEleventh Circuit Court Judge William L. Thomas on His Presidential Nomination to the United States Sitrict Court for the Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Contact:   Gwen Belton November 14, 2012                 Phone:     (305) 619-5676 Congresswoman Wilson Congratulates Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge William L. Thomas on His Presidential Nomination to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida   MIAMI, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), issued the following statement on ...

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Giving Thanks for Our Veterans By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

As the dust settles from the recent elections, we turn our focus in November to honoring our veterans, and giving thanks for our good fortune throughout the year. Each year on Veterans Day, Americans remember and honor those men and women who have defended our great country. Just as we must never forget their service and sacrifice, we must also stand firm in our commitment to help veterans as they return to ...

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