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      Ocala, Florida -- Recently, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Ocala Star-Banner reporter, Bill Thompson, with a series of questions, to which they responded with alacrity. The Sheriff's Office said they bent over backwards and provided very detailed...
    // Tallahassee, Florida -- Florida residents are outraged following the secret signing of House Bill 851. Governor Rick Scott quietly signed legislation over the weekend that allows students who are illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition...
    // Ocala, Florida — The inscription on the memorial plaque in front of Evergreen Cemetery in Ocala, Florida, reads as follows: "Reserved on July 8, 1850, as the first public burial ground for Ocala. Here are graves...
      Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Tom Lee (R- Brandon), passed Senate Bill 918, which advances Florida’s protection of the unborn. “Florida’s laws must keep pace with changes in medical technology,” said President Don Gaetz...
      Tallahassee, Florida -- On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a bill which would allow Florida teachers to carry loaded guns in classrooms took a huge step forward. The new bill will allow trained school teachers, principals or volunteers to carry weapons. According...
      Tallahassee, Florida -- In light of recent reports of injuries and deaths to veterans at federal Veterans Affairs hospitals, earlier this week Governor Rick Scott called for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to take immediate action to...
      Ocala, Florida -- A town meeting summed up in a few short important words. Like many Americans, United States Congressman Ted Yoho (Republican) wants President Obama gone. To be more precise, Yoho wants Obama impeached. During a town meeting tonight,...
      Tallahassee, Florida –On March 13, 2014, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), unanimously approved Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes. The bill, sponsored by Chair Negron, would reduce certain annual vehicle registration fees...
      Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), passed Senate Bill 860, known as the Florida GI Bill, and CS/SB 248, regarding Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Both pieces of legislation will...
      Tallahassee, Florida --Florida legislators preach lower taxes and more job creation for Florida residents, but are they really looking out for your interest? As the 2014 state legislative season opens and states continue the never ending quest for new tax...
      EU -- The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-U.S. trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report on U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member states surveillance of EU...
      Over the past few weeks, I have listened to a growing number of Northwest Floridians who have strong opinions about the medical use of cannabis, or marijuana. In the grocery store, in church, in the emails I receive and...
      Lutz, Florida – Florida Senate Education Chairman John Legg (R-Lutz) filed Senate Bill 790 (Education Technology). Senate Bill 790 creates a framework for Florida’s digital classrooms through establishing a statewide policy centered on local control. The Florida Digital Classroom Initiative (SB...
      Tallahassee, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health today highlighted Governor Rick Scott’s proposed 2014-15 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” which will invest in key areas to improve the health of Florida’s families and communities. The budget prioritizes...
      Ocala, Florida -- In October 2013 Ocala Post reported that Attorney General Pam Bondi had drafted a letter to Chief Justice Polston in an attempt to have the language in an amendment regarding the legalization of medical marijuana discredited,...
      Tallahassee–The Florida Senate Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations, chaired by Senator Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando), today unanimously passed Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes, sponsored by Senate Appropriations Chair, Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart). “This legislation provides a...
      New York -- An Indian diplomat by the name of Devyani Khobragade, who has caused tension between the U.S. and India was denied a request by a U.S. judge to delay her case. Khobragade, who was Deputy Consul-General in New...
      Washington -- Obama and his administration are now telling American schools that their discipline tactics are too hard on black and Hispanic students. The recommendations from the Obama administration came today with Reverand Al Sharpton side-by-side with Eric Holder. The civil...
      Florida -- Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on December 31, 2013. "I’m sorry I did that. It was...
      Rhode Island -- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee released statement Monday December 2, 2013 announcing that the tree at the State House will be called a Christmas tree, instead of a holiday tree, ending a two year long debate. In...