Polk County Florida Dems News

Polk Tax Collector faced with long waits, lack of funds

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Florida Politics

Posted Mar 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM Updated at 1:58 PM LAKELAND — It used to be routine for Polk County Tax Collector Joe Tedder to beat his budget and give millions of dollars back to the county following property tax collections. The feel-good moment often came with a photo opportunity of Tedder handing a check to county commissioners. These

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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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Women’s basic self-defense and personal safety class planned in Poinciana

Sun, Mar 11, 2018

    Martin Negron Sr March 11 at 8:08am   (All women 13+ are welcome to attend) Poinciana neighborhood crime watch will be hosting a woman’s basic self-defense and personal safety class. I am planning to have this class in May, a date has not been set yet. If you are interested please email me,

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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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Rep.Darren Soto gets 100% on defending the enviornment

Mon, Mar 5, 2018

U.S. Politics

The League of Conservation Voters released their scorecard recently and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL9) scored 100% -- the only Florida Member of Congress to get a PERFECT SCORE on defending the environment.   He is honored and proud to have the support of Americans who want clean air and water, who enjoy

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Tags: environment, polluters, conservation

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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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