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Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridian

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Florida Politics

March 15, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Caroline Rowland caroline@floridadems.org 630.885.8513 Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridians   In response to Rick Scott’s event today in Palm Beach where he is attempting to mislead Floridians about his record on taxes and the economy, today Palm Beach County Tax

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Tags: Gov. Scott, Florida taxes, fees

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Lakeland Chamber offers Public Leadership Institute

Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Florida Politics

Lakeland Chamber offers Public Leadership Institute, 4 days over 2 months attendance. Fees are totally sponsored. For those interested in possibly running for office, learn more about local issues. Deadline for applications Friday, March 16, 2018.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL WALK OUT, WED., MAR. 14th

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Florida Politics

What: NATIONAL SCHOOL WALK OUT17 Minutes for 17 VictimsWhen: Wednesday, March 14Time: 10:00 a.m.  (Arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.)Where: Bartow IB School; George Jenkins High School; Lakeland Senior High School; and Winter Haven High School   The Democratic Women's Club of Lakeland and League of Women Voters of Lakeland will have

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Tags: DWC-Lakeland, League of Women Voters

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Want to bus to March for Our Lives event in Orlando?

Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Florida Politics

Seniors Against Assault Weapon Violence has arranged for bus/coach transportation to the March for Our Lives event in Orlando. The event is Saturday, March 24, at Lake Eola in Orlando. The rally will be from 12 Noon to 3 PM. We will leave at 10 AM from Freedom Park parking

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On March 14th students across the nation and Polk County will walk out for 17 minutes

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Florida Politics

Let's Stand Together in Lakeland! On March 14th students across the nation and in Polk County will walk out of their schools for 17 minutes to draw attention to the need for gun law reform.  Please support our brave young people by showing up and showing them that WE HAVE THEIR

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Polk lawmakers seek gun law changes, but differ on details

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Florida Politics

Florida’s Legislature is considering a packet of measures that previously might have had little chance of passing. LAKELAND — School shootings have been occurring for decades, and even the slaughter of first-graders six years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, did not spur major legislative changes. The Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Tags: gun safety, gun regulations, bump stocks, AR-15

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Florida Senate to Put Children First

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Florida Politics

Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Florida Senate to Put Children First      Tampa - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, has released the following statement: Even though students, teachers, and parents spoke with passion and purpose to the Senate Rules Committee today, the vote on the gun bill

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Judge Denies APV’s Request for Dismissal

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Florida Politics

An article in the February 19th Lakeland Ledger (http://www.theledger.com/news/20180218/judge-denies-apvs-request-for-dismissal) describes a ruling made last week by Judge Catherine L. Combee denying motions made by APV and Avatar for the dismissal of the Breach of Contract Civil Complaint filed by three Poinciana homeowners against the Poinciana Developer and Homeowners association. As

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Tags: APV, Friends of Poinciana, Avatar, AV Homes, APV HOA, FOPV

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Summary of Florida Legislative priorities and actions items

Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Florida Politics

Below is a summary of the Legislative priorities and actions items. Please review and take appropriate action including calling, writing to, emailing or posting Facebook messages to our senators and representative. Gun Bills It's too late for HB 219 (Smith-D), and SB 196 (Stewart-D) that ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines

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PCPDC Candidate Evaluation Website Now Online

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Florida Politics

Questionnaires were sent by Progressives in Polk County (Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus) to all Democratic candidates who have filed for national or state offices that touch on Polk county. The PCPDC Candidate Evaluation Website has recently gone live with candidate ratings and promotional information based on the candidates’

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