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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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SMITH WANTS “STAND YOUR GROUND” TWEAKS, GOP LEADERS UNENTHUSED

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 30, 2013.......Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith said Wednesday that the state's culture of violence calls for changes to the "stand your ground" self-defense law, but the Senate President sent a clear signal that major changes aren't likely. "To put our heads in the sand when it comes to this controversial (law) is wrong," Sm ...

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Will Florida families lose out?

  Florida legislators are deciding right now whether our state will accept critical federal funds which would provide health care to hard-working families in dire need of coverage, and create jobs. Yet Gov. Rick Scott and some lawmakers want to block these funds, leaving Florida to continue struggling to care for the uninsured. Sign the petition to Florida legislators and tell them to ensure our tax do ...

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