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New Bill Requires Government Buildings To Fly U.S. Made Flags

Christopher Neugebauer

Under Orange Park Republican Senator Rob Bradley’s bill, state and local government offices currently flying U.S. flags made in other counties would have to take those down and buy new ones.

“So, if they have any flags in their possession, then they don’t need to be using them if this were to become law and they can take care of those flags in the manner... there’s certain protocols and rules for how to handle American Flags when they’re done being used,” Bradley said.

Bradley said he doesn’t believe the bill will create any unreasonable additional cost for the state’s governmental entities. And while he said he’s can’t name any specific cases in which a government building is flying a non-U.S-made. flag, he feels confident those stories will come out as the bill progresses.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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