Elections

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This Tuesday, Florida voters weighed in on who should be the next president of the United States. But some 1.5 million Floridians are left out of that voting process: convicted felons.

City Debuts Campaign Contribution Refund Program

Mar 15, 2016
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Tallahassee is launching a new campaign contribution refund program in time for this November’s elections.

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While state workers are passed over for the eighth year in a row, Florida’s election supervisors could be getting a raise. A bill that would do just that is ready for the Governor’s signature.

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The midterm election gave Republicans 17 new members in the Florida House, while Democrats are welcoming six to their minority caucus. The GOP now has a veto-proof super-majority in that chamber.

Republicans needed to defeat at least five incumbent Democrats to achieve the super-majority. They ousted six. One of their successful candidates comes from Orlando.

“My name is Rene Plasencia. I also go by Coach P. I’m a high school teacher and track coach at Colonial High School, where I’ve been for the last 15 years,” he says.

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As Florida election supervisors continue counting mail-in ballots, Gov. Rick Scott’s winning margin is just over 1 percent. But before Scott was declared the winner late Tuesday night, Democratic rival Charlie Crist filed an emergency court motion to extend voting hours in one South Florida county. A judge denied his campaign’s request.

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