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LEGISLATURE ASKS SUPREMES TO STOP REDISTRICTING CASE

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 18, 2013..........Lawyers for the Legislature have asked the Florida Supreme Court to block a Leon County judge from reconsidering the map for state Senate districts, opening up a new front in the long-running battle over the requirements of the state's new redistricting standards. The filing comes about a month after Leon Co ...

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News Release: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the State of Florida in Case of “Dog Sniff” Establishing Probable Cause During Traffic Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The United State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton’s Harris’s vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout the nation because it clarifies the legal st ...

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HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY 2013!

The day has arrived that’s celebrated all across the United States, in memory of the creators of this great country-The Presidents’ Day. Warm wishes from  the  Westside gazette to all of you out there on this special occasion! The day marks the celebration of the birthdays’ of the first President of the United States of America-George Washington and the abolisher of slavery-Abraham Lincoln. Their actual bir ...

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Please Consider | African-American Moms Raise 8K for Children’s School

I hope all is well with you.   I would love to gauge your interest regarding four African-American mothers that raised over $8,000 for their children's school through the Box Tops for Education program.   The Box Tops for Education program, created by General Mills, is an easy way for community members to support schools. Each participating brand carries a “Box Top” coupon worth 10 cents to a scho ...

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PERSONNEL FILE – PEOPLE ON THE MOVE,

By THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ANDREA BECKER has joined Smith, Bryan & Myers, the firm announced Tuesday. Becker worked for three years on Capitol Hill for then-U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam while he was chairman of the House Republican Congress. Since then, she has worked with clients on campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying disclosure, and pay-to-play compliance issues. Becker is a graduate of the Uni ...

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GOP, DEM LEADERS DIVIDED ON OBAMACARE DECISIONS

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 30, 2013......Despite criticism from top Democrats that the state has been "dragging its feet," House and Senate Republican leaders said Wednesday they would be deliberate in deciding how to handle key parts of the federal Affordable Care Act. Speaking to reporters and editors from across the state, House Minority Leader Perry Thu ...

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February District III Meeting

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