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25th June 2019

Dear Supporter,

Your listing of local Democratic and government meetings plus some news.

Weekly Event Calender

May 9: 7PM, Polk County D.E.C., County Commissioner's Chamber, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL  33830. Special Guest Speaker: Susannah Randolph, Executive Director of Florida Action. For more information contact: Karen Welz, Polk D.E.C. Chairwoman, Email:

May 11: 6PM, Solivita Democratic Club, May's meeting will take place at Palms in Solivita join us for our first Dinner Barbecue Meeting. Our Speaker Will Be Bob Martina Of The National Retirees Legislative Network Via Skype. For more information call Sid Rosenberg, President 439-6661 Or Marti Kara, Secretary 496-0421.

May 14: 12:30PM, Organizational Luncheon Meeting of the Democratic Women Of Polk County, Fred’s Southern Kitchen 2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803. Cost of Meal $14.10 (includes buffet, beverage, & tip) Please RSVP To:Charlene Hypes 863-859-4155 Or

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May 10: 4PM, Eastern Polk County Awake The State Rally, Join us as we sponsor a homecoming for Rep. John Wood back to his District 65. GoToSite>> for more information.

May 10: 4:30PM, Lakeland Awake The State Rally, District Office Of Rep. Seth McKeel, 4250 South Florida Avenu, Suite, Lakeland, FL 33813-167. GoToSite>> for more information.

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May 9: Polk City Commissioner's Meeting

May 10: County Commissioner's Meeting, Dundee Commissioner's Meeting, Ft. Meade Commissioner's Meeting

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Legislature has no right making it harder to vote - By Bill Nelson, special to the Times, In Print: Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  No state has a right to make a law, or to enforce an old statute, if it abridges basic rights of people in whom the Constitution vests power.

Lawmakers took 'wrecking ball' to Florida schools, union chief says  - The Orange County school district shines as an example of the "good that's going on in education" despite "tragic" budget cuts and an effort by Tallahassee power brokers to demoralize and denigrate teachers, union leader Randi Weingarten said Thursday.

Schools to Take Hit With State Spending Cuts, - Impact may be lessened by making teachers pay for pensions. Polk County is projected to lose $50.7 million — or $556.04 per student.

Florida Legislators Pass H.M.O. Plan for Medicaid, - MIAMI — In a sweeping overhaul of its $21 billion Medicaid program, the Florida Legislature approved a bill Friday to shift nearly three million Medicaid recipients into managed-care programs in the hope of saving money and improving services.

Florida Lawmakers Approve Deep Cuts in Jobless Benefits - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would establish some of the deepest and most far-reaching cuts in unemployment benefits in the nation is heading for the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.

Legislature’s zaniness pales next to Scott’s - Having a radical wingnut for governor has proven to be a blessing for other top Florida Republicans. No matter what kind of reckless mischief they devise, they still appear almost sane and levelheaded compared to Rick Scott.

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